Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Pigmy Footman
Eilema pygmaeola

(Doubleday, 1847) 2046 / 72.048

Davey, P., 2009: A species known only from coastal sandhill habitat on the Kent and Norfolk coasts, the larva feeding on lichens and algae growing on pebbles, posts and on the ground. In Dorset, there is just a single record, that of a suspected immigrant: Portland, at MV light on 12 August 1994 (M Cade). Abroad, the moth is restricted to coastal habitat in northern Europe, including the countries bordering the Baltic, however, in southern and central Europe it also occurs inland.

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Recorded in 1 (3%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 1994.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Date#VC10k Area
12/08/199419SY66 Portland Bill

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