Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Rob Reeve,  21/06/2023 - Wickham Market

Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
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Common Footman
Eilema lurideola

(Zincken, 1817) 2050 / 72.045

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 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
27/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
25/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
12/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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