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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

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

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Nettles.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded198119951981
Year last recorded201020082010
Number of records1636338
Number of individuals207444156
Unique positions1165242
Unique locations965202
Adult records1143234
Immature records7014

For the region, we have a total of 338 records from 202 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1981.


0385 Anthophila fabriciana 03
© Paul Harris
0385 Anthophila fabriciana 02
© Tom Morris
0385 Anthophila fabricana 01
© Terry Box, 06 Jun 2004

Species Account

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