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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map