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Scarce Footman
Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2047 / 72.046
Photo © Dave Jones,  20/07/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Pigmy Footman
Eilema pygmaeola
Common Footman
Eilema lurideola
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Widespread and common.
Holds its wings furled tightly around the body compared with similar Common Footman.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
23/07/2024228TF62King's Lynn
22/07/2024927TG42Eccles
22/07/2024127TG31Acle
22/07/2024228TF92Great Ryburgh
22/07/2024427TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
22/07/2024128TL79Mundford
22/07/2024128TF63Hunstanton
22/07/2024127TG31Upton
22/07/2024128TF63Heacham
22/07/2024228TF63Heacham
Further info: Eilema complana
 
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