Erebidae : Arctiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Geoff Riley,  Female - Sept 09 Cornwall

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Four-spotted Footman
2051 Lithosia quadra
(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.041
Norfolk status
Immigrant.

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 appears to be the first confirmed breeding record for the species in Norfolk. We presume it to be progeny from the large influx during 2006, although, interestingly, virtually all the records then concerned males. Ken Saul

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2014127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
26/07/2014127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
19/07/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/07/2014127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/07/2014127TG24 - Cromer
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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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