Eilema depressa - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, August, 2006
Eilema depressa Adult


© Robin Howard

Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787)

Buff Footman
La Lithosie ocre

Wingspan: 28-36mm

Imago: bivoltine - May-September. A frequent visitor to light it has been recorded from broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Larva: lichens and algae on broadleaved and coniferous trees, overwinters as a larva, pupates in spring in a crevice in bark.