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Common Footman
Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2050 / 72.045
Photo © Robert Hobson,  02/08/2020 - Fairfield House, Drinkstone Road, Woolpit,

Similar Suffolk Species
Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Morley's Final Catalogue: Common everywhere at dusk and light.

Recent Status: Still a common and widespread species in the county.

Identification: Easily distinguished from Scarce Footman by wings held flat (not rolled around the body) and yellow costal streak which tapers to a point and is not of uniform width. Shape eliminates the much broader melon pip-like Dingy Footman from the present species.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
24/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
23/08/2021425TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/08/2021325TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
22/08/2021225TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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