Erebidae: Herminiinae

2488 (ABH72.056) Common Fan-foot Pechipogo strigilata, (Linnaeus, 1758)



General Information

Although this species was once quite common (hence its vernacular name), it is now uncommon.


Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
Flying: One generation, late May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce A


Ancient oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1976

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 May to 14 July

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

Nationally Scarce A

Larva Type:
Brown, red, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs: