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Herminia tarsicrinalis (Knoch, 1782) Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 4:35 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Herminiinae > Genus: Herminia > Species: Herminia tarsicrinalis
Vernacular names
Schaduwsnuituil (NL), Shaded Fan-foot (EN), L'Herminie de la Ronce (FR), Braungestreifte Spannereule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 49 (as H.[erminia] Tarsicrinalis). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly usually in one generation a year; from late May till late July. When conditions are favourable a rare and small partial second generation occurs during late August and mid September. They become active from dusk onwards and later come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Dead leaves

The larva lives on dead leaves. The species seems to be bound to Rubus and are very sedentary. Hibernates as a nearly fully grown larva in leaf litter below the food plant and pupates among plant debris.

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