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Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)

Orange Footman
72.0490 (B&F: 2043)

Synonym(s):
Eilema aureola (Hübner, [1803])


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

Resident. The moth often occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats, is often fairly common to common in woods, and is occasionally very common at mv light at Friston Forest. Widespread, and probably generally distributed, but very local in any real numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early May to late July, most numerously to late June, and occasionally from mid April or to mid August. Larvae feed on unidentified lichens growing on trees and bushes of oak and beech. (Pratt, 2011)

Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crowborough, 12 vi 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Edburton, 19 v 2014
Photo: Tony Wilson
Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
New Forest, 09 v 2011
Photo: Simon Curson
Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)
Horns Cross, 28 v 2005
Photo: Simon Davey

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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