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72.044 ~ 2044 ~ Dingy Footman ~ Eilema griseola
UK Status

Resident. Common S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common & sometimes abundant species, which is found more often in lowland sites throughout the county. 

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Common Footman, Buff Footman and Orange Footman.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Fens, marshes and other wet places.


Lichens and green algae growing on trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva mid August-late May. Pupates in the plant litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 1st Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 13th Aug 2011, Gregynog
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Photo by PRW, 15th June 2010, Commins Coch