Small Magpie Moth Eurrhypara hortulata
Reaching a wingspan of 35 mm the Small Magpie Moth is much larger than the previous moths. The animal is extremely hard to photograph, as it is very easily disturbed and immediately flies far from its original 'bedroom' at day. Flies in June and July mainly. The caterpillars can be found on nettle and occassionally at other plants. This is a very common species in the Southern parts of England and in Ireland. It is less common in Northern England. In Scotland it is a local species only.