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Herminia tarsipennalis
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Common Fan-foot
Pechipogo strigilata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2488 / 72.056

Davey, P., 2009: A declining species, previously local in southern Britain, now recorded from a few counties only, the larva feeding initially on the buds and later on the withered leaves of oak (Quercus spp.) on trees situated in open woodland. In Dorset, the moth was considered to be a rare resident found in a handful of woods mainly in the north-east of the county. Most post-1950 records alluding to this species have turned out to be the Fan-foot2489. Despite searches in all the localities... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 1955.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/195549SY89 Bere Regis
1900+9SU01 Cranborne
1900+9SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
189219SY89 Bere Regis

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