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.


(Cannabaceae), Urticaceae, oligophagous

Parietaria; Urtica dioica, urens.

Rarely also Humulus lupulus.


Simaethis fabriciana.


Landry, Nazari, Dewaard, Mutanen, Lopez-Vaamonde, Huemer & Hebert (2013a), Schütze (1931a), Microlepidoptera, Sonderegger (2011a).

mod 26.viii.2018