Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Common Footman
Eilema lurideola
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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa

(Esper, 1787) 2049 / 72.043

A common resident across the region but one that has spread rapidly in the last 20-30 years.

Mainly a species of old broadleaved woodland, also scrub on downland and heathland.

Overwinters as a small larva, the adults come readily to light.

Note Dingy footman is similar but has a much broader and rounder-edged wing.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1969.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
23/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
14/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
13/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
12/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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