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Small Dotted Footman
Pelosia obtusa
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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda

(Hufnagel, 1766) 72.039/2041
Norfolk status
Resident in Britain only in Norfolk.
Broadland/fen habitats where it appears to prefer wetter more open areas.

When Stephens wrote about the insect in 1829 only two specimens had then occurred in Britain, and these had been found in a marsh at Horning floating upon the water in a ditch.

Presumed migrant/wanderer recorded new for VC28 in 2015 at Holme Dunes (NOA, 03/07/15) and another unusual inland record at Great Cressingham in 2018 (C.McGaw, 08/07/18)

Recorded in 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2018.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
07/08/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
04/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
03/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter
Nat Status: Red Data Book
 Immature Adult
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