Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anania hortulata

Anania hortulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

small magpie

on Urtica, etc.


Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae, Urticaceae, polyphagous

Ballota; Calystegia sepium; Convolvulus arvensis; Galeopsis; Ipomoea tricolor; Lamium maculatum; Marrubium vulgare; Mentha x piperita; Stachys; Urtica dioica.

Urtica dioica is the most important host by far.


Univoltine; hibernation as full fed larva in a cocoon in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.


Eurrhypara hortulata; Eurrhypara urticata (Linnaeus, 1761).


Fiumi (2018a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Thomann (1956a), Uffeln (1930a).

Last modified 13.iv.2021