Dingy Footman Eilema griseola: Distribution map

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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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