Erebidae: Herminiinae

2489 (ABH72.053) Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis (=Zanclognatha), Treitschke, 1835

KR08858

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (withered fallen leaves) (Quercus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)
Flying: One generation, June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland, fens, grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 94 (34.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 27 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 11 May

Similar Species
Common Fan-foot Pechipogo strigilata
Shaded Fan-foot Herminia tarsicrinalis
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis


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