Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“I think it is important to recognise the value of nettles and the role that these and other weeds play in the wider environment. I hope National Be Nice to be Nettles Week goes some way towards improving the image of the nettle.”

Phil Castiaux
CONE Project Co-ordinator

 

 
 
 

Moths of the nettle patch

Although sometimes not as showy as their cousins, the butterflies, moths are often just as beautiful and often more fascinating. In general moths are more cosmopolitan in their choice of larval foodplant, the caterpillars of some moth species will eat a wide range of foodplants and are said to be omniphagous.

Let's take a look at those moths you may come across in your local nettle patch

Burnished Brass - Diachrysia chrysitisBurnished Brass - Diachrysia chrysitis
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Distinctive metallic patches are a key identification feature of this moth.
Spectacle - Abrostola triplasiaThe Spectacle - Abrostola triplasia
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Is it a moth or a broken twig?
Beautiful Golden Y - Autographa pulchrinaBeautiful Golden Y - Autographa pulchrina
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Found throughout the British Isles in June and July.

 

 
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Did you know?
The Latin name of the nettle Urtica comes from the word 'uro' which means to burn!
 
 
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