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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

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: 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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
10/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/07/2019228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
10/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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