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Red-necked Footman
Atolmis rubricollis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.042/2039
Norfolk status
Found locally in woodland.
Unmistakable black wings and red collar.

Sometimes found flying in the daytime.

Migrant examples also occur.

The larvae feed on lichens and algae growing on tree-trunks in autumn, and overwinter as a pupa.

Recorded in 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/11/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/07/2018128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
02/07/2018128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
01/07/2018128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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