Erebidae : Arctiinae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Four-spotted Footman
Lithosia quadra

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.041/2051
Norfolk status

caution, records often entered in error for Four-dotted Footman !

Only the females have the spots and often there appears to be only three, as the wings overlap when at rest.

In 2008 the discovery of a larva of Four-spotted Footman in the Brecks was thought to be the first confirmed breeding record for the species in Norfolk. We presumed it to be progeny from the large influx during 2006, although, interestingly, virtually all the records then concerned males. Ken Saul This record is now thought to be a mistakenly identified Red-necked Footman larva.

Recorded in 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/2015127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
01/07/2015128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
July 2015127TG33 - Bacton
27/10/2014128TF91 - Dereham
01/08/2014127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 18-22mm. F 20-26mm.
Season: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Dog Lichen and other lichens
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
 Immature Adult
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