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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2044 / 72.044
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Similar Norfolk Species
Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula
Buff Footman
Eilema depressa
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Fens, heathland, woodland, scrub, grassland.
Several of the Eilema species can be difficult to tell apart, but this moth has broader, more rounded forewings than many of the others.
Also straw yellow form, (f. straminola) known from Britain only.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/20211627TG33 - Bacton
25/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
25/09/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
24/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/09/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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