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2044 Dingy Footman, Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)

Status and ecology:

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)

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Edburton, 11 vii 2006 Photo: Tony Wilson

Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)

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Distribution map for Eilema griseola

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