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72.046 ~ 2047 ~ Scarce Footman ~ Eilema complana
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species recorded throughout most of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-36mm.

Confusion species

Common Footman.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Many different habitats.


Lichens and algae on rocks and stones.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva late August-June. Pupates in a cocoon amongst the litter or in a crevice.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin