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Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
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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
01/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
18/07/2020127TM18 - Diss
16/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
14/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
Further info: Eilema sororcula
 
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