The Moths of Suffolk
2045 Hoary Footman, Eilema caniola, (Hübner, 1808)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to early September

Larval foodplants : Lichens and algae on rocks

Records : Orfordness (J Askins, 2.vii.2003, 15.vii.2003 and 19.vii.2003)

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-17mm, Wingspan 28-35mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScarce Footman, Eilema complana
Common Footman, Eilema lurideola

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Hartland Point, Devon (1.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Devon (ix.2004) © M Deans
Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman
Amwell, Hertfordshire (viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Strandzha, Bulgaria (15.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman