Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Four-spotted Footman
Lithosia quadra

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2051 / 72.041

A rare migrant to the region.

A species of mature broadleaved woodland.

Overwinters as a larva and adults are attracted to light.

Note Only the female has the spots on the wing. The yellow patches at the base of the forewing in the male are diagnostic. It is a much bigger species than other footmen.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of its rarity

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 18-22mm. F 20-26mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Dog Lichen and other lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
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
02/08/20223VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
27/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
25/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
22/07/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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