Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Common Footman
Eilema lurideola
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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa

(Esper, 1787) 2049 / 72.043

Morley's Final Catalogue: Stowmarket, once at sugar about 1860 (Bree). A few at Monks Soham light July 1928-31 (Mly), and Dunwich 1933 (Hawley).

Recent Status: Widespread and fairly common; though generally scarcer than Common, Scarce and Dingy Footman.

Identification: Grey with orange/yellow fringes. Also orange form (f. unicolor) and very dark form (f. plumbia)

Habitat: Woodland.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2020225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/08/2020225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/08/2020325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
01/08/2020325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
31/07/2020225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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