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63.025 (BF1376)

Small Magpie   

Anania hortulata
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


Distinctive yellowish body with pied mottled wings.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Commonly disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) and a range of Lamiaceae (mints).


A range of habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 15th June 1895 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 20th June 1944 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Bargaly Lodge on 30th June 1992.

681 record(s) from 48 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022
63.025 Anania Hortulata, Small Magpie
63.025 Anania Hortulata, Small Magpie

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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