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

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer. A small, partial second generation in the autumn has been noted in recent years.

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

Habitat: Woodland, coniferous woodland, gardens.

Recorded in 48 (83%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
08/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
06/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
06/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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