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Eilema griseola (Hübner, [1803])

Dingy Footman
72.0440 (B&F: 2044)

Synonym(s):
Eilema stramineola (Doubleday, 1847)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Arctiinae
        »Tribe: Lithosiini

Resident. Normally occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, and is occasionally common along the downs and coast. Probably generally distributed, but very local and episodic in numbers. Ususually single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to late August. A partial second emergence occasionally appears between late September and late October. Larvae feed on commonplace lichen, xanthoria parietina. Also said to feed on bramble, although this may only be in captivity. (Pratt, 2011)

Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Bracklesham, 09 xi 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Edburton, 11 vii 2006
Photo: Tony Wilson
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Pagham Harbour, ix 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Pulborough Brooks, 20 viii 2005
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Climping, 21 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)
Bracklesham, 22 vi 2012
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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