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Red-necked Footman
Atolmis rubricollis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2039 / 72.042

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern and south-western Britain, the larva feeding on lichens growing on oak (Quercus spp.), beech (Fagus sylvatica) and conifers. In Dorset, "an insect of most uncertain appearance, which occasionally occurs in large numbers." (W Parkinson-Curtis ms). The species appears to be well established within mature oak woods and conifer plantations at the present time: Yellowham Wood, six larvae in actinic light trap on 6 October 1998 (D Hallett). The moth... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/201919SY98 Wareham
28/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
01/07/201819SY99 Lytchett Matravers
29/06/201839SY98 Wareham

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