Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Martin Cade,  Portland Bird Observatory - 21 Jul 2005 Scarce on left Hoary on right

Similar Dorset Species
Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
Pigmy Footman
Eilema pygmaeola
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Hoary Footman
Eilema caniola

(Hübner, 1808) 2045 / 72.047

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the coasts of south-west England and west Wales, the larva feeding on lichens growing on rocks. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded on thirty-three occasions with just under half of these seen during the summer of 2004; all are suspected immigrants. The moth occurs across much of Iberia, north-west Africa, central and eastern Europe.

It is rather similar in appearance to the Scarce Footman. Diagnostics include: lack of contrast between costal... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/201919SY49 Bridport
20/08/201929SZ07 Swanage
04/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
02/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
24/07/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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