Choreutidae: Choreutinae

0385 (ABH48.001) Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana, (Linnaeus, 1767)

KR05269

 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Nettle-tap
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is a very common species and can be seen during the day on and around nettles.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 11-15mm
Foodplant(s): nettles (Urtica spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 105 (38.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 April to 26 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 May to 03 October

Similar Species
Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Choreutis pariana


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
White, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5