Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
ab. stramineola • Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk • © Andy Musgrove

72.044 BF2044

Dingy Footman Eilema griseola

(Hübner, [1803])

Wingspan 32-40 mm.

Several of the Eilema species can be difficult to tell apart, but this moth has broader, more rounded forewings than many of the others. It can be quite greyish, but a yellowish form, ab. straminola does occur in places.

It flies in July and August, and can be found around damp woodland, fens and sea-cliffs.

It is fairly common in the southern half of England and Wales, and feeds on various lichens.
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