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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola (H?bner, 1803)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2044 / 72.044
Photo © Antony Wren

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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

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 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/09/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
16/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/09/2021+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
16/09/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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