Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Eilema sororcula
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola

(H?bner, 1803) 2044 / 72.044

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.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/10/2021126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
07/10/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
07/10/2021125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
26/09/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/09/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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