72.045 .... B&F 2050
Common Footman Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817) 
Status .....Common and widespread, but seems to have suffered a slight drop in numbers over the past few years.
Photographed near Eakring Flash July 2003
Early stages                            
Pre-overwintering larva, photographed at Holborn Hill Plantation November 2022
Half-grown larva, photographed in Sherwood Forest May 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Common Footman
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Graham Beeley. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. David Yates. Phil Cadman. Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Steven Chick. Pauline Bradford. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton. Ian Ellis. David Shaw. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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