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Herminia tarsipennalis Treitschke, 1835 Species

Last modified: July 1, 2022, 4:36 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Herminiinae > Genus: Herminia > Species: Herminia tarsipennalis
Vernacular names
Lijnsnuituil (NL), Fan-foot (EN), L'Herminie de la Vigne-blanche (FR), Olivbraune Zünslereule (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 50 (as H.[erminia] Tarsipennalis. H. S.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May till July. When conditions are favourable, a partial second generation occurs from August till mid October.They become active from dusk onwards and later come to light and sugar.

Observed on

Dead leaves

The larva lives on withered leaves of Fagus, Quercus and Rubus. Hibernates as a fully grown larva and feeds until October, when it forms a slight cocoon among plant debris, in which it pupates in the spring.

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