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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2049 / 72.043
Photo © Peter Kitchener

Similar Norfolk Species
Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Common Footman
Eilema lurideola
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Season: 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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/08/2019127TG24 - Cromer
05/08/2019627TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
05/08/2019227TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
03/08/2019427TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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