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2489 ~ Fan-foot ~ Herminia tarsipennalis
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-35mm.

Confusion species

Common Fan-foot, Shaded Fan-foot, Small Fan-foot and Jubilee Fan-foot.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Broadleaf woodland, hedgerows and gardens.

Foodplant

Withered leaves of oak and beech, including those that have fallen to the ground, also recorded on bramble.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a fully grown larva. Larva late July-April. Pupates in frail cocoon formed amongst leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 20th Aug 2006, Commins Coch