Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

Small Magpie
Eurrhypara hortulata (Linnaeus, 1758)


Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification:
Wing Span:
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Urtica, Mentha, Stachys, Galeopsis, Marrubium, Convolvulus, Ribes
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Northern Eurasia and northeastern North America. Introduced to Pacific Northwest.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL