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.