72.046 .... B&F 2047
Scarce Footman Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Has proved to be very common at light at several Sherwood Forest sites in recent years, yet it was never recorded once by a Rothamsted trap, which was run every night there for five years between 1986 and 1990. Scarce Footman is still a Grade 3 moth in Nottinghamshire, despite it being extremely widespread across the county.
Photographed at Lound Wood July 2004
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Cliptone Old Quarter May 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scarce Footman
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Tim Sexton. Phil Cadman. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sandra Parkin. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Martin Gray. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Ian Blackmore-Allen. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Ian Ellis.

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Updated January 2021

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