The Moths of Suffolk
2491 Shaded Fan-foot, Herminia tarsicrinalis, (Knoch, 1782)

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Predominantly in the south-east of the county where it may be common, occasional records in the west

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, fens and scrub normally in association with bramble

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to early August

Larval foodplants : Not known in the wild but suspected to be withered leaves of bramble

Records : nr Thorpeness (E C Pelham-Clinton, vii.1965 - 1st British record), between Aldeburgh and Saxmundam (S Wakely, vii.1967 - 2nd British record)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-14mm, Wingspan 28-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultFan-foot, Zanclognatha tarsipennalis
Small Fan-foot, Herminia grisealis

Compare confusion species
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Tangham Forest, Suffolk (25.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2003) © N Sherman
Trapped by Keith Knights - Fritton, Suffolk (5.vii.2011) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vi.2012) © Neil Sherman
 
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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (7.vii.2016) © Paul Kitchener