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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2044 / 72.044
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species
Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula
Buff Footman
Eilema depressa
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

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 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2019237SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
05/09/2019137SO72 - Poolhill
03/09/2019139SJ91 - Cannock Chase/Penkridge
03/09/2019136SO32 - Compton Park
02/09/2019137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
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