Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Scarce Footman
Eilema complana

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2047 / 72.046

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed and not frequent. Brandon, where colour-forms approaching var. molybdeola, Gn. (sericea, Greg.) often occur; Bentley, Ipswich, Aldeburgh: ante 1890. Ipswich, Foxhall, Monks Soham; common at Blythburgh 1934; Lowestoft (Entom. 1922, 258).

Recent Status: Widespread and common.

Identification: Rests with wings rolled tightly around the body. The forewings are silvery-grey with yellow streak on whole length of the costa. The thorax is grey with orange collar. Confusion species are Common Footman for the inexperienced (rests with wings held flat) and the much rarer Hoary Footman.

Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
22/08/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
21/08/2020225TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
20/08/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
20/08/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2020. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2020
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