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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)


Broadleaf woodland, hedgerows and gardens.


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