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Shaded Fan-foot
Herminia tarsicrinalis (Knoch, 1782)
Erebidae: Herminiinae
2491 / 72.054
Photo © Graham Wenman

Similar Norfolk Species
Herminia tarsipennalis
Small Fan-foot
Herminia grisealis
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Bramble
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Unknown in Britain until 1965. Occupies bramble (Rubus) thickets in deciduous woodland and very rarely moves far from these bushes.

Records from 1989 - 1991 from a single woodland site in Norfolk. Unfortunately all bramble was removed from this site shortly after the discovery of the species! Rediscovered at the site in 2009.

Recorded along the Waveney valley in 2011/12. (B. Jones, 09/07/11), West Caister in 2013 (B. Jones, 09/07/13) and Winterton (M. Crossfield, 17.7.13).

Unusual mid-Norfolk record at Hindolveston in 2018, miles from nearest colony.

Also recorded at Waveney Forest, Norfolk (VC25 - Suffolk) in 2011.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
24/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
18/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/06/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
16/07/2019627TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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