The Fan-foot - Herminia tarsipennalis

Alternative names
Fan-foot Moth, Zanclognatha tarsipennalis

Wingspan 30-35 mm. This species has similarities with some scarcer species but is generally plainer in appearance.

Identification difficulty

Well wooded areas, parks and gardens.

When to see it

The flight period is during June and July, when the species comes to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on the withered leaves of a variety of trees and shrubs, and overwinter in this stage.

UK Status

Relatively common over much of the Southern part of Britain, becoming less so further North.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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