The Common nettle-tap (Anthophila Fabriciana), is a moth of the family Choreutidae.
The wings do not have a color defined but it can be considered made in a mosaic of brown and gray, sometimes with a frosted or metallic appearance . The edge of the fore wing is often checkered white and brown.
The wingspan is 10-15 millimeters (0.39 to 0.59 in). These moths fly from May to October, depending on the location and can sometimes be found in large numbers around clumps of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica).
It is found in wastelands and in hedges and gardens, where it grows the Urtica dioica.
It is present in the continents of Asia and Europe in particular China (Taiwan, Xinjiang), in 'Himalaya, Mongolia, Russia, Korea, Japan (Hokkaido, Honsyu, Shikoku), Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Europe (not reported in Slovenia and Croatia), the Canary Islands and Madeira (not certain), Asia Minor, and Armenia.
The larvae feed on Urtica and Parietaria species.