Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
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Pigmy Footman
Eilema pygmaeola

(Doubleday, 1847) 2046 / 72.048

Morley's Final Catalogue: [Two L. lutarella, L., were taken by our Member Mr. Wiltshire, 9 miles north of Suffolk at the Horsey coast on 9 July 1936].

Recent Status: Presumed rare immigrant. There is a possibility the species has colonised coastal Suffolk. Records have been increasing this century and the moth is noted virtually annually. In recent years has been seen at Lowestoft, Kessingland, Walberswick, Dunwich, Orfordness, Havergate Island, Hollesley and Bawdsey.

Identification: Very small and could possibly be confused with a runt Scarce Footman or one of the pyralidae grass moths.

Habitat: Coastal shingle.

Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2021126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
04/08/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
26/07/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
25/07/2018125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
08/07/2018125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 10-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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