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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2040 / 72.038
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  11/06/2010

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Algae and lichens on woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former 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 32 (23%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2022139SK11 - Alrewas/Kings Bromley
17/07/2022139SK11 - Alrewas/Kings Bromley
13/07/2022139SK02 - Blithfield/Chartley Moss
12/07/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
12/07/2022239SK11 - Alrewas/Kings Bromley
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