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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2049 / 72.043
Photo © Dave Appleton,  27/07/2012 - Bawdeswell

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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Common Footman
Eilema lurideola
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Reasonably widespread.
Woodland, scrubland and chalky downland.
Grey with orange / yellow fringes and leading edge to wings. Female slightly larger and browner.
Also orange form (f. unicolor) and very dark form (f. plumbia)

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/07/2021228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
31/07/2021327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/07/2021927TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
29/07/2021628TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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