Erebidae : Herminiinae
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Herminia tarsipennalis
Small Fan-foot
Herminia grisealis
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Shaded Fan-foot
Herminia tarsicrinalis

(Knoch, 1782) 2491 / 72.054

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not known from the County in Morley's time. First found in Britain in 1965 on the Suffolk coast. A breeding population was found close to the site of the first record in the early 1980s.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local, mainly in the Sandlings.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer. Occasional late records in August.

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

Habitat: Scrub, wooded heathland, woodland - anywhere with large clumps of Bramble.

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Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/07/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
07/07/2023525TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
02/07/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
29/06/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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