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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Na

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident. No recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Withered leaves.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18571883
Year last recorded18571883
Number of records11
Number of individuals00
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records11
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1857.


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Species Account

Sutton and Beaumont, 1987: Not definitely recorded since Porritt (1883-86) when it was taken in Wakefield (VC63) and York. This is a much decreased species, now very uncommon and local in Britain. There are records shown in 10km squares SE02 and SE30 on map 220 in MBGBI 10, but unless these can be traced and substantiated they must be treated as errors.

2012 (CHF): We often receive records for "Common" Fan-foot but these are always Fan-foot when questioned. Common Fan-foot is now a very rare moth in Britain and the range has shrunk considerably. There have been no records since Porritt's time in the county.

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