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Rosy Footman
Miltochrista miniata

(Forster, 1771) 2037 / 72.035

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring in southern Britain, but absent from the Midlands, the larva feeding on lichens and mosses growing on the stems and branches of trees. In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland and scrub, frequent on heathland containing derelict heather (Calluna vulgaris and Erica spp.) where its foodplants abound, and rare in dry, open habitat. The national norm is for a single brood in late June to early August. Many examples seen in September and even October,... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
10/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
05/09/201919SY98 Wareham
03/09/201919SY98 Wareham
02/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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