Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Withered fallen leaves from oaks, Beech. etc
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1970||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||1748||1||60||3618|
|Number of individuals||2782||1||106||5778|
For the region, we have a total of 3618 records from 418 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 2488 Pechipogo strigilata (Common Fan-foot) and 2492 Herminia grisealis (Small Fan-foot).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on the withered leaves of various tree, shrub and plant species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and at low density, but frequent amongst scrub, hedgerow and wooded habitats. The moth is on the wing over a relatively protracted period between mid-June and mid-August, with several instances of late-May and early-June individuals too.