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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
16/07/20241027TG42Eccles
16/07/20241328TF63Dersingham
16/07/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
16/07/2024427TG11Horsford
16/07/20241527TG31Upton
16/07/2024+27TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
16/07/2024328TF63Heacham
16/07/20241527TG10Cringleford (UEA)
16/07/2024128TF62King's Lynn
16/07/20242028TF91Dereham
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