Erebidae : Herminiinae
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Photo © Darren Underwood,  Long Melford (23/06/2022)

Immature stages

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Herminia tarsipennalis
Shaded Fan-foot
Herminia tarsicrinalis
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Small Fan-foot
Herminia grisealis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2492 / 72.055

Morley's Final Catalogue: By no means scarce, often at light with the last species. Copdaock, infrequent about Ipswich, occassionally in Monks Soham garden, Stowmarket, Aldeburgh, Beccles, Bungay.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer.

Identification: Similar to other species of Fan-foot. Small Fan-foot is the smallest species and the outer line curves to the top corner of the forewing. Shaded Fan-foot has a straighter first cross-line and darker shading across the centre of the forewing. Fan-foot is a larger moth. Common Fan-foot (extinct in the county) has a greyish forewing and a white hindwing.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, wooded heathland, gardens.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
16/07/2023125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
07/07/2023225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
24/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
23/06/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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