Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola

(Hübner, 1803) 2044 / 72.044

A common resident across the region.

Most abundant in fens, wet meadows and damp woodland.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults can be found on plants during the day but come to light later on.

Note Its shape, like that of a melon seed, with very curved leading edge to the wing separates it from other footmen species.

Recorded in 105 (75%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO54 -
15/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
07/09/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
01/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
27/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK12

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