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Scarce or Common Footman?

Observed: 5th July 2011 By: CXW89CXW89’s reputation in InvertebratesCXW89’s reputation in InvertebratesCXW89’s reputation in Invertebrates

Medium size moth approx 40mm in legnth,
Possible Scarce footman as yellow banding extending to wing tips

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Scarce Footman (Eilema complana) interacts


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Other features that indicate

Other features that indicate E. complana are the tightly rolled wings and the completeley yellow collar (common footman has a grey mak in the centre of the collar).

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Collar markings

Another way of remembering the collar markings (see Jonathan Wallace's comments) is the border betwen the grey and yellow collar is Curved in the Common Footman and Straight in the Scarce Footman