Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula)

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Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula)

Postby PaulMartinHill on Wed May 11, 2011 10:02 am

Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula):

A single Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula) was found in the moth-trap at Marbury Country Park this morning (Wed 11/05/2011). It was a nice addition to the list of moths recorded at the site. :D

See over at: http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=2043

Paul

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Re: Orange Footman

Postby SteveMcBill on Wed May 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Paul,

I wonder if this is a sign of improving air quality in Cheshire allowing for greater growth of lichens on our trees (these lichens being the food of the larvae of Orange Footman) ?

Perhaps we need more Lichen recorders to provide information on lichen species and any increases in distribution ??

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Re: Orange Footman

Postby PaulMartinHill on Wed May 11, 2011 6:00 pm

Perhaps if we look at the report by the Cheshire Landscape Trust on Lichens, and look at where the highest density of Lichens are in the county, we may find more Orange Footman!!

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Re: Orange Footman

Postby Kevin on Fri May 27, 2011 1:14 pm

I also caught an Orange Footman in my garden on the 19th.
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