The Moths of Suffolk
2494 Clay Fan-foot, Paracolax tristalis, (Fabricius, 1794)

National Status : Notable Na

Local Status : Uncertain/Locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Broadleaved woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to early August

Larval foodplants : oaks and probably other broadleaved trees and shrubs. Said to prefer moist fallen oak leaves and possibly completing their growth on herbaceous plants

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : One old specimen, without data (in coll. Morley). Needs confirmation.

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 28-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOlive Crescent, Trisateles emortualis

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Kent (vii.2003) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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France (vi.2003) © N Sherman
Las Descargues, France. (vi.2007) © Neil Sherman