Moth - Common Nettle -Tap
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 1st September 2022 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode.
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Moth - Common Nettle - Tap.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Anthophila fabriciana.
Lepidoptera.
Choreutidae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Mainly the Nettle family

10 - 15 mm.
Waste ground and in hedgerows and gardens where Common Nettle grows.
May - October depending on the location.
Known in China, Russia, Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Europe, the Canary Islands, Madeira and  Asia Minor. In 2013 it was reported to be present in Canada.