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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2040 / 72.038

Norfolk status
Mainly localised to the Brecks, although fairly widespread records throughout the county.

Heathland, moorland, damp grassland and open woodland.

When at rest, Four-dotted Footman shows only three dots, with one being hidden by the overlapping wings.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/07/2023+27TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
12/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
27/06/2023428TF71Marham Fen
26/06/2023128TF63Dersingham
26/06/2023+28TL79Cranwich Heath
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Algae and lichens on woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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