72.043 (2049) Buff Footman Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
First record came on 30th July 2006 at Forest Moor, Wigtownshire, with another there in August of the same year. Two were caught at Auchencairn (VC73) in 2008, with another seven trapped at Old Torr, on the other side of Auchencairn Bay in 2010.
 
In between, one was caught in July, 2009, and nine in mid-August, 2010, at Carsluith (VC73). Another was caught in 2009 at Kirkmabreck, with one in Kirroughtree Forest on 28th August 2010.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a small larvae during September to late June. Pupation taking place in a cocoon formed in bark crevice.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on lichens and algae growing on trees.
 
Identification
Care needed in separating from other 'footman.'
 
Habitat
Broadleaved woodland and scrub.
© Peter Robinson, Carsluith, 28 July 2009

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