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72.044 (BF2044)

Dingy Footman   

Eilema griseola
Adult: 2
First recorded in 2011 and with further records now proving its residency, but still rare.


Specimen or photograph required for record acceptance due to its rarity status. The broad forewing with the strongly arched costa is the key to separate it from Buff Footman.

Life cycle

Overwinters as a larva between August and late May, pupating among plant debris.

Larval foodplants

Lichens growing on trees and bushes.


Damp woodland, wet meadows, fens and marshy areas.

128 record(s) from 22 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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