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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
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Common Footman
Eilema lurideola

(Zincken, 1817) 2050 / 72.045

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a general distribution over England, Wales and eastern Scotland, the larva feeding on lichens growing on trees, shrubs, rocks, walls and fence posts. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, and rises to abundant in unimproved grassland, but it is infrequent on open heathland.

The moth is similar in appearance to Scarce Footman2047. Diagnostics include: costal streak tapers off before reaching apex; wings held rather flat and not rolled around... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/201919SY98 Wareham
02/09/201919SY98 Wareham
28/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
26/08/201929SY98 Wareham

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