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Species Anania hortulata - Small Magpie - Hodges#4952

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Genus Anania
Species hortulata (Small Magpie - Hodges#4952)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anania hortulata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eurrhypara hortulata Linnaeus, 1758
E. urticata
Wingspan 24-28 mm
Adult has yellowish body parts and black-and-white patterned wings
Native to Eurasia
North American distribution seems patchy and not well known (as of May 2013, BugGuide has photos from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, Quebec, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia).
Overgrown weedy areas and wood edges
Adults normally fly from May to August
Larvae feed mainly on nettle (Urtica spp.), but mint (Mentha spp.) and bindweed (Convolvulus spp.) are also used
Print References
Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 29; pl. 1.72-73.(1)