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



Las Descargues, June, 2007
Eilema griseola Adult


© Robin Howard

Eilema griseola (Hübner, 1803)

Dingy Footman
La Lithosie grise

Wingspan: 32-40mm

Imago: univoltine - June-August. A species usually associated with wet habitats but recorded here at Las Descargues far from such haunts. It is a common visitor to light.

Larva: feeds on lichens and algae growing on trees and shrubs with pupation occurring in spring.