Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthophila fabriciana

Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1758)

common nettle-tap

on Parietaria, Urtica

Anthophila fabriciana

Hoofddorp, 29.viii.2022 © Laurens van der Linde

Anthophila fabriciana: folded leaf

Urtica dioica, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman

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.

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Patočka.


Simaethis fabriciana.


Adolph, Kortstock, Niehoff & Schweitzer (2019a), Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Corley, Rosete, Marabuto ao (2014a), Hellers (2020a), Klimesch (1983a), Landry, Nazari, Dewaard, ao (2013a), Lepiforum (2022), Patočka (1999c), Schütze (1931a), Microlepidoptera, Sonderegger (2011a), Thomann (1956a). Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 23.viii.2023