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Small Fan-foot
Herminia grisealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Erebidae: Herminiinae
2492 / 72.055
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen, VC37. June 17th 2005.

Similar West Midlands Species
Herminia tarsipennalis
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

A common resident across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, scrub and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come readily to light and can also be seen on flowers and sugar patches.

Note can be confused with The Fan-foot but in that species the outer cross-line does not extend to the wing-tip as it does in Small Fan-foot.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2022140SJ61 - Wellington/The Weald Moors
21/08/2022137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
04/08/2022139SK04 - Alton/Oakamoor
03/08/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
02/08/2022236SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
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