Erebidae : Herminiinae
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Small Fan-foot
Herminia grisealis

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2492 / 72.055

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the living, withered and fallen leaves of oak (Quercus spp.), and other trees, and bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, the moth is frequent to common in deciduous scrub and wooded habitats. The national norm is for a single brood between mid-June and early August, but an additional bivoltine cycle is suspected commencing late-May and ending in late August. The following record refers to a... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
23/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
23/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
11/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
10/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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