Small Fan-foot - Herminia grisealis
Wingspan 24-28 mm. This, the smallest of the Fan-foot group, is similar in pattern to the Fan-foot (Herminia tarsipennalis) but the dark subterminal line curves toward the wingtip, whereas in the latter species it is straighter.
Found in various habitats.
Flies from June to August, when it is a regular visitor to the light-trap.
The larvae feed on the leaves of a range of deciduous trees, often on withered and fallen leaves.
It is a relatively common species throughout most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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