Nettle Tap Anthophila fabriciana
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Choreutidae » Choreutinae
Wing colour a patchwork of browns and greys sometimes with a frosted appearance. The edge of the forewing is often chequered the .marbled brown wings with white stripes and markings are held flat when the moth is at rest.
NettleThe larvae of the Common Nettle-tap make 'tents' from Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) leaves which is their food plant.Although seen on other plants these common moths can be partcularly numerous around stands of Common Nettle. It flies in the daytime from May throughout the summer, and can sometimes be found in large numbers around clumps of nettle (Urtica dioica), the larval foodplant. Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Oct
Waste ground and in hedgerows and gardens where Common Nettle grows.