Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Scarce Footman
Eilema complana

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2047 / 72.046

General comments:
Widespread and common resident.

In spite of its colloquial name, the Scarce Footman is by no means scarce and it is usually common in all areas.

Recorded in 38 (93%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2023121TQ08 - Uxbridge
15/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
13/09/2023120TL31 - Hertford
10/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
10/09/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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