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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2040 / 72.038
Photo © Brian Jones,  01/07/2013 - Alder Carr, Aldeby

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Algae and lichens on woody plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Mainly localised to the Brecks, although widespread records throughout the county.
Not so well recorded in recent years.
Heathland, moorland, damp grassland and open woodland.

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/06/2020+28TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
22/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/06/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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