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Small Dotted Footman
Pelosia obtusa
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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2041 / 72.039

Norfolk status
Nationally Rare resident in Britain.
Locally well recorded 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 18 (24%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
29/06/2024+27TG32Barton Turf
07/09/2023127TG42Hickling / Stubb Mill
06/09/2023127TG31Bure Marshes NNR
24/08/2023127TG42Eccles
22/08/2023227TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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