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Pigmy Footman
Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2046 / 72.048
Photo © Ben Lewis,  Strumpshaw RSPB

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Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
Forewing: 10-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Resident and suspected immigrant.
Ssp. pygmaeola locally found on East coast from Winterton to Waxham (including Winterton Dunes NNR) with occasional sightings elsewhere in the region.
Vagrants from resident colonies are occasionally recorded.

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020327TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
07/08/2020327TG51 - Winterton/Caister
06/08/2020327TG51 - Winterton/Caister
05/08/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
04/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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