Erebidae : Herminiinae
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Herminia tarsipennalis

(Treitschke, 1835) 2489 / 72.053
=Zanclognatha tarsipennalis

A common resident across the region.

A species of dense cover in woods, hedgerows, gardens etc.

Overwinters as a full-grown larva and the adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Recorded in 103 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Withered fallen leaves from oaks, Beech etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
18/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
14/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
14/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
13/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ22

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