72.044 (2044) Dingy Footman Eilema griseola (Hübner, [1803]) 

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Holmhead on the Lochar Moss on the late date of 9th September 2011 and now resides at the National Museums Scotland. On the 1st August 2013, the second, third and fourth records for Scotland were trapped by actinic light - one at Bowhouse Park near Caerlaverock and two at Holmhead on Lochar Moss. A further one was caught on 17th August at the latter site. The two former records were of the f. stramineola and verified by Roy Leverton. Another was trapped at Durisdeer on 17th August 2013.
One was caught by actinic heath trap on 26th July 2014 at Ardwell in Wigtownshire. The first for VC73 is still to be found.
 
Life cycle
Overwinters as a larva between August and late May, pupating among plant debris.
 
Larval foodplants
Lichens growing on trees and bushes.
 
Identification
The broad forewing with the strongly arched costa is the key to separate from Buff Footman.
 
Habitat
Damp woodland, wet meadows, fens and marshy areas.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or photograph required for record acceptance.
© Alison Robertson, Bowhouse Park, 1 August 2013

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