Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jul, Aug-Sep.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Nettles.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19481883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201520142015
Number of records63928846924962
Number of individuals363514243120123685
Unique positions1027315015933
Unique locations1017214114931
Adult records63528745923361
Immature records10780

For the county, we have a total of 1707 records from 494 sites. First recorded in 1883.


48.001 Anthophila fabriciana 06
© Tony Moverley
48.001 Anthophila fabriciana 05
© Tony Moverley, 20 Aug 2017
48.001 Anthophila fabriciana 04 larva
© Andy Nunn
48.001 Anthophila fabriciana 03 larva
© Andy Nunn
48.001 Anthophila fabriciana 02
© Andy Nunn
48.001 Anthophila fabriciana 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and usually abundant among nettles throughout all five vice-counties.

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