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

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

A common resident across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, scrub and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come readily to light and can also be seen on flowers and sugar patches.

Note can be confused with The Fan-foot but in that species the outer cross-line does not extend to the wing-tip as it does in Small Fan-foot.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
03/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
26/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
26/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO24
25/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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