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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2041 / 72.039
Photo © Graham Stocker,  14/08/2020 - Upton

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Small Dotted Footman
Pelosia obtusa
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown. probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter.
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Resident in Britain only 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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
21/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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