Erebidae : Arctiinae

Photo © Dave Appleton,  How Hill 03/08/13

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Small Dotted Footman
Pelosia obtusa
Dotted Footman
2041 Pelosia muscerda
(Hufnagel, 1766) 72.039
Norfolk status
Resident in Britain only in Norfolk.
Broadland/fen habitats where it appears to prefer wetter more open areas.

When Stephens wrote about the insect in 1829 only two specimens had then occurred in Britain, and these had been found in a marsh at Horning floating upon the water in a ditch.

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/09/2014227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
25/09/2014127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
30/07/2014527TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
27/07/2014127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
26/07/2014+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter
Nat Status: Red Data Book
 Immature Adult
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