Erebidae: Arctiinae

2050 (ABH72.045) Common Footman Eilema lurideola, (Zincken, 1817)

KR10489

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, overwintered 2013/14 (pic 15th march)
Hemingford Grey, overwintered 2013/14 (pic 15th march)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The greenish-grey forewings or this species with a leading yellow stripe, tapering to a point at the tip are diagnostic.

 

Pupates in a crevice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): lichen, algae
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Farmland, wetland, woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 150 (55.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 25 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 March to 05 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Scarce Footman Eilema complana
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Buff Footman Eilema depressa


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, orange, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5