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72.043 ~ 2049 ~ Buff Footman ~ Eilema depressa
UK Status

Resident. Common S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

This can be a very common or abundant species and is found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Dingy Footman, Orange Footman.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly long established broadleaf or mixed woodland.


Lichens and green algae growing on trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva September-late June. Pupates in a cocoon formed in a bark crevice.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 27th July 2011, Morben ISAF
Pic shows f.unicolor