Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva on Fagus, Comer Wood, Shropshire 27th July 2021. Emerged 15th April 2022.

Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Dingy Footman
Eilema griseola
Buff Footman
Eilema depressa
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Orange Footman
Eilema sororcula

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2043 / 72.049

A common resident in the south, less so in the north.

Mainly a species of old broadleaved woodland but now can be found well away from that.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light from dusk onwards.

Note Similar to buff forms of Dingy and Buff Footmen. Buff is larger while the leading edge of Dingy is more evenly curved. Orange is a more orange-yellow colour too.

Recorded in 78 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Lichen
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
22/07/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
18/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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