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Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767)

Common Nettle-tap
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Choreutoidea
    »Family: Choreutidae
      »Subfamily: Choreutinae
        »Tribe: Epermeniini

Common

Resident. The moth usually occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in a wide range of habitats, but is sometimes common at mv light or even very common by day. Well distributed, generally so in large areas, and perhaps throughout. The number of generations varies according to the warmth of the season. Up to five emergences a year have been recorded. These appearing more or less continuously in slightly overlapping flights. Adults have been seen during every week from the third week of April to mid October. Larvae feed on nettle. (Pratt, 2011).

Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767)
Lindfield, 14 v 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767)
Middle afternoon in our wild-flower meadow
Gay Street, near Pulborough, West Sussex, 30 v 2014
Photo: Chris
Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767)
Warnham LNR, 24 vi 2007
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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