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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda
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Small Dotted Footman
Pelosia obtusa

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1852) 2042 / 72.040
Norfolk status
Discovered in 1961, occurring only in the Norfolk Broads with the existence of a colony at Hickling being confirmed by a number of sightings in the 1980’s.
Old, dense, uncut reed-beds.

Regularly monitored by the Norfolk Moth Survey.

This species appears to be spreading in recent years, with records from as far south as Strumpshaw Fen from 2015 and in 2019 unusual records from Filby, Gt. Yarmouth, Aldeby and a first for VC28 at Garboldisham!

Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2019327TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/07/2019128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
23/07/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
22/07/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/07/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Season: One generation July.
Foodplant:   Unknown probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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