Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthophila fabriciana

Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1758)

common nettle-tap

on Parietaria, Urtica

Anthophila fabriciana: folded leaf

Urtica dioica, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkma

Anthophila fabriciana: young larva

young larva


the young larva of the spring generation lives in a folded leaf low in the plant; older larvae live gregariously in a spinning in the top op the plant.

host plants

(Cannabaceae), Urticaceae, oligophagous

Parietaria; Urtica dioica, urens.

Rarely also Humulus lupulus.


Simaethis fabriciana.


Adolph, Kortstock, Niehoff & Schweitzer (2019a), Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Corley, Rosete, Marabuto ao (2014a), Klimesch (1983a), Landry, Nazari, Dewaard, Mutanen, Lopez-Vaamonde, Huemer & Hebert (2013a), Schütze (1931a), Microlepidoptera, Sonderegger (2011a), Thomann (1956a). Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 21.vii.2021