Pigmy Footman Eilema pygmaeola
Wingspan 24-28 mm.
Occurring only in several coastal localities of Kent and Norfolk, this is quite a scarce species. Other scattered records are believed to be migrants.
It occupies sand dunes and shingle beaches, and there is a yellowish subspecies pallifrons occurring regularly at Dungeness, Kent.
Flying in July and August, it is readily attracted to light.
Lichens form the main foodstuff of the larvae.