Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Immature stages

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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Common Footman
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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa

(Esper, 1787) 2049 / 72.043

Norfolk status
Reasonably widespread.
Woodland, scrubland and chalk areas.
Grey with orange / yellow fringes and leading edge to wings. Female slightly larger and browner.
An orange form (f. unicolor) and very dark form (f. plumbia) also occur.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/10/2023127TG32East Ruston / Crostwight Heath
10/10/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
30/09/2023627TG33Ridlington
11/09/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
08/09/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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