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January 2007 - Small Magpie Moth
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Small Magpie Moth, Eurrhypara hortulata
Small Magpie Moth, Eurrhypara hortulata

The Small Magpie Moth is only 1 in/2.5 cm in length. The larva feeds from a rolled or spun leaf in August and September before hibernating in a tough silk cocoon in a hollow stem or under bark. The main food plant is the common nettle.

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