Morley's Final Catalogue: Common everywhere at dusk and light.
Recent Suffolk Status: Still a very common and widespread species in the county. Larvae occasionally found on tree trucks and garden fences, feeding on lichens.
Life history: Single-brooded in the summer. Like some of the other footman species, there have been a few records in the autumn in recent years.
Identification: Easily distinguished from Scarce Footman by wings held flat (not rolled around the body) and yellow costal streak which tapers to a point and is not of uniform width. Shape eliminates the much broader melon pip-like Dingy Footman from the present species.
Habitat: A wide variety of habitats.
Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1930. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats