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 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
31/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
21/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
04/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
03/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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