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48.001 ~ 0385 ~ Anthophila fabriciana ~ Common Nettle-tap
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and abundant throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Widespread and common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-15mm.

Confusion species

Prochoreutis spp. and Choreutis pariana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)


Wherever the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Stem miner. Eggs laid on seed-pod of foodplant. Larva feeds on seeds, when full grown it bores into the stem beneath the pod. Pupates in the stem in a whitish cocoon.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 10th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin