Erebidae : Herminiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. June 2017

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Common Fan-foot
Pechipogo strigilata
Shaded Fan-foot
Herminia tarsicrinalis
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Herminia tarsipennalis

(Treitschke, 1835) 2489 / 72.053
=Zanclognatha tarsipennalis

Morley's Final Catalogue: One of our commonest Snout-moths, occurring everywhere in early July; especially noticed at Bentley Woods in 1894-5, at Monks Soham light in 1915-28 (Mly), and at Beccles (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer.

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

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
12/08/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
11/08/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
11/08/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
10/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Withered fallen leaves from oaks, Beech etc
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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