Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola

(Hübner, 1803) 2044 / 72.044

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern England and south Wales, the larva feeding on various lichens. In Dorset, the moth occurs in two quite different biotypes: it is common in damp situations such as fens, river valleys and wet woods, but also locally frequent on dry chalky soils. The moth is scarce on open heathland. Of the eighty-three examples trapped at Arne Wood Wood between 1974 and 1995, 54% were of the typical grey-winged form, and 46% referred to the yellow form ab.... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
30/09/201929SY98 Wareham
22/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
21/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
14/09/201979SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe

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