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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2040 / 72.038
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Wyre Forest, Shropshire. June 26th 2011.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Algae and lichens on woody plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A common resident on moorland and heathland.

Overwinters as a larva, Adults can be disturbed during the day and later come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
26/07/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
25/07/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
24/07/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
23/07/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
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