Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola

(H?bner, 1803) 2044 / 72.044

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not uncommon in marshes and on boulder-clay. The colour-form fulva (stramineola, Dbld.), less frequent at Brandon, Brandeston, Beccles and Fritton: ante 1890. Ipswich (Miller) and recently at Fritton Lake Light.

Recent Status: Very common and widespread.

Identification: Easily distinguished by it's characteristic shape, often likened to a 'melon pip'. The Endemic British form stramineola is also still fairly frequent in the county.

Habitat: Damp woodland, wet meadows, fens and marshy areas, heathland and gardens.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
21/09/2019125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
03/09/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/09/2019125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
31/08/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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