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

ARCTIIDAE

Lithosiinae

Catus, Lot, 5 May 2010
Eilema sororcula Larva

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© Tineke Aarts

Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766)

Orange Footman
Le Manteau jaune

Wingspan: 27-30mm

Imago: bivoltine - April-September. The earliest and by far the most common footman, it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from all broadleaved woodlands, scrub and gardens.

Larva: feeds on lichen, overwinters as a pupa.

 

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