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Common Footman
Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2050 / 72.045
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Common and widespread.
The forewings are greenish-grey, with a leading yellow stripe, tapering to a point at the tip.

The most likely confusion species is Dingy Footman.

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
23/07/2024428TL99Rockland St Peter
23/07/2024128TL99Lower Stow Bedon
22/07/20249127TG42Eccles
22/07/2024227TG11Horsford
22/07/20242228TF92Great Ryburgh
22/07/2024+27TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
22/07/2024328TL79Mundford
22/07/20241228TF63Hunstanton
22/07/20242527TG31Upton
22/07/2024328TF63Heacham
Further info: Eilema lurideola
 
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