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2049 ~ Buff Footman ~ Eilema depressa
UK Status

Resident. Common S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

This is a local, but can be very common or abundant species and is found throughout, especially in the north of the county. 

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-36mm.

Confusion species

Dingy Footman, Orange Footman.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Mostly long established broadleaf or mixed woodland.

Foodplant

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.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 28th July 2009, Llanfyllin

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