Pete's Walks - Nettle-Tap (Anthophila fabriciana)

Photo taken on 18/06/09 near Iver Bucks (on Day 2 of The Beeches Way)

This is usually known by its scientific name, Anthophila fabriciana, but is sometimes referred to as the Nettle-tap. It is a common day-flying moth, flying from May throughout the summer. Its larvae feed on nettles.