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Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  24th May 2007

Similar Norfolk Species
Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Buff Footman
Eilema depressa
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: 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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
09/06/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
09/06/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
07/06/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/06/2019528TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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