Choreutidae : Choreutinae
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Anthophila fabriciana
Common Nettle-tap

(Linnaeus, 1767)385 / 48.001

Morley’s Final Catalogue: ' Suffolk' (Steph. Illust. 1834, p. 29). In profusion throughout the County, and Britain to Ultima Thüle, about nettles in both spring and autumn. The familiar Nettle-Tap.

Recent Status: An abundant day-flying species.

Life Style: A double brooded species found in any of the warmer months of the year. A day flying species. The larvae feed from a web often folding the leaf of Urtica species or Parietaria, Pellitory-of-the-Wall. They pass the winter as a larva. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation.

Identification: The nettle-tap is a small moth with a triangular shape stood high on its legs at rest. Like most species of the Choreutidae they are intricately marked, this species in shades of cream, brown, grey and olive green.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/2021225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
07/10/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
04/10/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/09/2021425TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
10/09/2021125TM39 - Outney/Shipmeadow
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Oct.
Foodplant:   Nettle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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