Small Magpie

Anania (=Eurrhypara) hortulata


Wingspan 24 - 28mm. Both fore and hind-wings are boldly marked in black and white. The body is yellow with black markings.


Woodland edge, hedgerows and gardens. The larvae feed mainly on nettles but also woundworts and bindweed.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June and July.