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Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817)

Common Footman
72.0450 (B&F: 2050)

Synonym(s):
Eilema complanula (Boisduval, 1834)


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

A resident species which is often fairly common to common at mv light in woods, it sometimes being very common at Walberton. Generally distributed in large areas, perhaps throughout, but high numbers are local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid August, occasionally from the second week of June or to early September. The larval foodplants have not been recorded in Sussex but unspecified lichens growing on trees, fences and rocks, have been recorded elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817)
Climping, 21 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817)
larva on sycamore trunk
Gloucestershire, 26 iv 2012
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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