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Red-necked Footman
Atolmis rubricollis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2039 / 72.042
Photo © Dave Appleton,  17/06/2012 - Marsham Heath

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020127TG24 - Cromer
24/06/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
22/06/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
04/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/07/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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