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Common Footman Eilema lurideola Length 25mm. An elongated, narrow-winged moth that rests with its wings held flat, the forewings overlapping one another. Adult has mainly grey forewings with a yellow leading edge; the hindwings are yellow. Flies July-August. Larva feeds on lichens growing on trees and shrubs. Widespread and locally common in England and Wales; much more local, and mainly coastal, in Scotland.
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Common Footman Eilema lurideola Length 25mm. An elongated, narrow-winged moth that rests with its wings held flat, the forewings overlapping one another. Adult has mainly grey forewings with a yellow leading edge; the hindwings are yellow. Flies July-August. Larva feeds on lichens growing on trees and shrubs. Widespread and locally common in England and Wales; much more local, and mainly coastal, in Scotland.

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Date: 4 Mar 2008
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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