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

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Scarce Footman
Eilema complana

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2047 / 72.046

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a general distribution over southern Britain, the larva feeding on lichens. In Dorset, the moth occupies a range of different biotypes. It is abundant on dry heathland, locally common among sand dunes, fens, salterns and damp woods, and frequent on dry unimproved grassland on chalky soils. There are very few records from Portland and from the west Dorset coast. Although the moth is on the wing during July and August, the following were likely to have been second... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/201919SY98 Wareham
02/09/201919SY98 Wareham
01/09/201919SY98 Wareham
26/08/201939SY98 Wareham
24/08/201929SY98 Wareham

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