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72.049 ~ 2043 ~ Orange Footman ~ Eilema sororcula
UK Status

Resident. Local. S.

Montgomeryshire Status

A local species first recorded in 2012 at Cors Dyfi in the west of the county. This was only the fourth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :  M & F, 27-30mm.

Confusion species

Dingy Footman and Buff Footman.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Oak and beech woodland and blackthorn scrub.

Foodplant

Lichen.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, in a flimsy cocoon among foodplant. Larva late June-Sept. 
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MW, 29th May 2012, Cors Dyfi

Photo by GO, 25th May 2017, Llanymynech