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Photo © John Thacker,  Harwell 25.6.18 male (Scale mm)

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Buff Footman
Eilema depressa

(Esper, 1787) 72.043

Formerly quite widespread but local, in woodland. Now greatly increased and found regularly in other habitats, in line with a large, rapid expansion nationally.

Recorded in 69 (88%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Lichens growing on trees and bushes
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU57
24/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
22/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP61
17/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU57
16/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98

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