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Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)

Subspecies:
     Eilema pygmaeola pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
     Eilema pygmaeola pallifrons (Zeller, 1847)

Pigmy Footman
72.0480 (B&F: 2046)

Synonym(s):
Eilema lutarella sensu Meyrick, 1895 nec (Linneaus, 1758)


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

Listed as nationally endangered in the Red Data Book.
Resident and suspected immigrant. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly near the East Sussex coast, although it is often common at mv light on or near shingle beaches; very rare in West Sussex. Extremely local, distinctly episodic in appearance in some places, and probably only resident in the far eastern corner of the county. Single-brooded, flying chiefly from early July to mid August, occasionally from early June or to late August. However a much later flight has appeared at Wadhurst since 2003, from mid September to the second week of October. (Pratt, 2011)

Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Etchingham, 15 vii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Etchingham, 15 vii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Etchingham, 15 vii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
sub sp. pallifrons
, vii 2010
Photo: Dave Green
Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)
Wadhurst, 4 xi 2007
Photo: Andy Adams

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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