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2046 Pigmy Footman, Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)

Status and ecology:

National Status:
Eilema pygmaeola pygmaeola: RDB3
Eilema pygmaeola pallifrons: RDB1

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)

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sub sp. pallifrons
, vii 2010 Photo: Dave Green

Eilema pygmaeola (Doubleday, 1847)

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Distribution map for Eilema pygmaeola

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. pygmaeola | ssp. pallifrons |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

Phenology chart for Eilema pygmaeola

Phenology: Adult records only

Forms or subspecies: ssp. pygmaeola | ssp. pallifrons |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

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