Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Eilema lurideola Zincken, 1817
Common Footman

Family: Erebidae
Checklist Number: 72.045

Half-a-dozen examples have been trapped on South Uist since the first record in 2013. Can be found in a range of habitats during its flight period between May - July

The larvae mostly feed upon lichens and algae

Eilema lurideola
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