Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Immature stages

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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Buff Footman
Eilema depressa
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Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2043 / 72.049

Morley's Final Catalogue: Rare in the few sylvan places where it occurs. Brandon, Woolpit, Stowmarket, Needham, Playford, Bentley: ante 1890. Belstead, one 1899 (Platten); occasionally on undergrowth in woods, Bentley 1894-1933 (Mly,D); and 1936 at Blythburgh (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Has become much more common in recent years. There have been a few sightings in the autumn in recent times suggesting a partial second brood may occur in warm years.

Life history: Single-brooded in late spring/early summer.

Identification: Worn examples could be confused with Buff Footman, but the later flight time should rule out that species.

Habitat: Woodland, heathland and gardens.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
30/06/2023126TL88 - Thetford
28/06/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/06/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lichen
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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