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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa

(Esper, 1787) 2049 / 72.043

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on lichens growing on branches of oak (Quercus spp.), yew (Taxus baccata), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) and other trees. In Dorset, the moth is usually common and rises to abundant in deciduous and mixed woods containing mature conifer trees. There are very few records from open habitat with little or no scrub or trees, and the insect has not been observed on Portland to date. The following light trap records are likely to be... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1938.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham
12/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
09/09/201929SY79 Puddletown
07/09/201919SY98 Wareham
07/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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