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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Wyre Forest, Shropshire. June 26th 2011.

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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2040 / 72.038

A common resident on moorland and heathland.

Overwinters as a larva, Adults can be disturbed during the day and later come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 32 (23%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Algae and lichens on woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
17/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
13/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
12/07/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
12/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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