Erebidae: Herminiinae

2492 (ABH72.055) Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08846

Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is smaller than other 'fan-foot' species.

 

Pupates in leaf litter or in a bark crevice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (withered leaves) (Quercus robur), birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, early June-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, fens, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 90 (33.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 13 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis (=Zanclognatha)
Shaded Fan-foot Herminia tarsicrinalis


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5