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Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata Wingspan 25-28mm. A well-marked moth. Adult has black-and-white wings; the head, thorax and tip of the abdomen are flushed orange-yellow. Flies June-July. Larva feeds inside a rolled leaf of Common Nettle and other plants. Locally common in southern and central Britain but scarce elsewhere.
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Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata Wingspan 25-28mm. A well-marked moth. Adult has black-and-white wings; the head, thorax and tip of the abdomen are flushed orange-yellow. Flies June-July. Larva feeds inside a rolled leaf of Common Nettle and other plants. Locally common in southern and central Britain but scarce elsewhere.

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Date: 28 Jun 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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