|Lesser Magpie moth, Anania hortulata. Note the tibial spurs on both mid-and hind- legs.|
|Lesser Magpie moth, Anania hortulata|
The binomial name of the Lesser Magpie has recently been in flux, with many synonyms being used in the past (the most common being Eurrhyparra hortulata). However in 2005 the genera Algedonia, Ebulea, Eurrhypara, Opsibotys, and Perinephela from the pyraustine family were synonymised with Anania and the species is now known as Anania hortulata (2). A widepread moth in Ireland, it flies from June to August, the individual pictured being spotted at the end of June last year.
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- Tränkner et al., 2009. Nota Lepidopterologica 32 pp. 63-80