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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Wyre Forest, Worcestershire. June 1st 2019.

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Common Fan-foot
Pechipogo strigilata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2488 / 72.056

A rare and local but declining resident.

A species of old oak woodland like the Wyre Forest.

Overwinters as a full grown larva. Adults come to light in small numbers.

Note the name doesn't help! It is far from common; the Fan-foot is the common species. Dissection will be needed to secure a record of this species which is generally paler than Fan-foot.

Verification Grade Comment: Very scarce.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 17 (12%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1863.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
14/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
16/06/20195VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
01/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
02/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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