Orange Footman Eilema sororcula
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula
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72.049 BF2043
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula

(Hufnagel, 1766)


Wingspan 27-30 mm.

A woodland species, this moth is distributed in the southern half of Britain, rarely reaching further north than East Anglia.

The single brood flies in May and June, when it can be attracted to light.

The caterpillars live on lichens growing on the trunks of oak (Quercus) and beech (Fagus) trees.
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