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Common Footman Moth (male)

Eilema lurideola

Description:

This species has a wingspan of 31-38 mm. The forewings are grey with a yellowish-buff streak along the costa. The hindwings are a uniform cream colour.

Habitat:

In the grasslands and marshy areas of Weerribben-Wieden.

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Common Footman
Eilema lurideola Common Footman Eilema lurideola - UKMoths


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7 Comments

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

wooops, sorry, I noticed that my two male moths look different and yours look like my first, so I had a suspicion that they are two different species! And they are! This one isn't Lithosia quadra, but Eilema complana or Eilema lurideola, I'm still trying to find the differences :D
Sorry!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Yes, I would never had imagined the female has black spots :-)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

I found both of them last year and when I tried to identify them I was very surprised that those two totally different looking moths are the same species :)
Good luck! :) She is very beautiful! :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

You're very welcome! :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

BTW, I did not know about the female. I would love to find a demale in the wild. Perhaps next summer season :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Many thanks for the prompt ID! :-)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

It is interesting that females are totally different in color! :) This one is male.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 17, 2013

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