Main: (Erebidae / Herminiinae)
72.052 [B&F: 2493] Dotted Fan-foot (Macrochilo cribrumalis) (Hübner, 1793)


Nationally scarce (Nb) in the East Anglian fens and near the coast from Norfolk to Essex; there are also isolated colonies in east Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, and old records from Dorset and the marshes of Somerset. In Hampshire a colony in Emer Bog persisted for many years and may still remain, although there have been no reports since 1993. Very rare elsewhere in the county; recorded for the first time in north Hampshire at Winchfield in July 2006, and there have been six records in the 2000s (to 2020). Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Larva feeds on Hairy Wood-rush, Field Wood-rush and Sedge.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Emer Bog NR (SU32)1968-Sterling, DH-
Emer Bog NR (SU32)1968-Watkinson, IAAdult
Baddesley (SU32)1970-Appleton, DM-
Emer Bog NR (SU32)1979-Sterling, DH-
Emer Bog NR (SU32)1980-Bell, RAAdult
Emer Bog NR (SU32)26-Jun-1993-Binsted, Norman Adult
Lower Test Marshes NR (SU31)1995oneKing, SAdult
Sandy Point (SZ79)21-Jul-2006oneJohnson, Andy Adult
Lovedean (SU61)16-Jul-2019oneJafkins, Alan Adult
Romsey (SU32)24-Jun-2020oneLayton, Simon Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Winchfield (SU75)01-Jul-2006oneNorriss, Tim Adult
Sherborne St John (SU65)22-Jun-2014oneMontegriffo, Nick Adult
Pound Green (SU55)17-Jun-2017oneBolton, Andy Adult

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