Arctiidae: Lithosiinae

10487 Buff Footman Eilema depressa, (Esper, 1787)

BF2049 (ABH72.043)

Christophstal, July 2012
Christophstal, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards
Balingen, June 2018
Balingen, June 2018
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This moth is grey with orange/yellow fringes and leading edge to wings. The female is slightly larger and browner. There is also an orange form (f. unicolor) and very dark form (f. plumbia).

 

Pupates in a crevice in tree bark.

Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): lichen, algae
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Woodland, scrubland and chalky downland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-Württemberg.

Last recorded in June 2018

Similar Species
Christophstal, July 2014
Christophstal, July 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
Christophstal, July 2015
Christophstal, July 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Footman Eilema lurideola
Christophstal, May 2014
Christophstal, May 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, grey, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5