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Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2043 / 72.049
Photo © Martin Hosier,  21/05/2020 - Abergavenny Farm

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Buff Footman
Eilema depressa
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Lichen.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland species. Mature oak and beech woodland and Blackthorn scrub.
Diagnostic shape of forewing, with straight leading edge, then curved towards tip.
Similar yellow forms of Dingy and Buff Footman are larger and later in year.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/07/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
25/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/06/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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