Herminia tarsicrinalis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 16 June 2009
Herminia tarsicrinalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Herminia tarsicrinalis (Knoch, 1782)

Shaded Fan-foot
L'Herminie des ronces

Wingspan: 28-32mm

Imago: bivoltine - May-September. A species of scrub and bramble thickets in long established birch and oak woodland. A regular visitor to light at Las Descargues.

Larva: feeds on Rubus fruticosus and Clematis, overwinters as a partially grown larva before pupating amongst leaf litter beneath the foodplant.