The Moths of Suffolk
2489 Fan-foot, Zanclognatha tarsipennalis, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, fens, grassland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August. Occasional partial second brood in late August to September

Larval foodplants : Withered leaves, especially oak and beech, on fallen, broken branches or those lying on the ground

Morley's Final Catalogue : One of our commonest Snout-moths, occurring everywhere in early July; especially noticed at Bentley Woods in 1894-5, at Monks Soham light in 1915-28 (Mly), and at Beccles (Mr).

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-16mm, Wingspan 30-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCommon Fan-foot, Pechipogo strigilata
Jubilee Fan-foot, Zanclognatha lunalis
Shaded Fan-foot, Herminia tarsicrinalis
Small Fan-foot, Herminia grisealis

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Benhall Green, Suffolk (4.vii.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2007) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (25.vi.2012) © A Prichard