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385 Anthophila fabriciana

(Linnaeus, 1767)

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Anthophila fabriciana (Adult)

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Littleborough, Lancashire

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Littleborough, Lancashire

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385 Anthophila fabriciana

(Linnaeus, 1767)

Wingspan 10-15 mm.

A small, but very common species, occurring throughout Britain. It is sometimes referred to as the Nettle-tap.

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.

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