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Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scarce Footman
72.0460 (B&F: 2047)

Synonym(s):
Eilema sericea (Gregson, 1860)


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

A resident species which occurs sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but it is sometimes common on heaths and in woods. Well distributed, perhaps generally so, but high numbers are local and irregular. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, sometimes from the second week of June and occasionally to late September. The larval foodplants are unspecified lichens (not noted in Sussex). (Pratt, 2011)

Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 07 vii 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Edburton, 11 vii 2006
Photo: Tony Wilson
Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 30 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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