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Muslin Footman
Nudaria mundana

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2038 / 72.036

Davey, P., 2009: A widely distributed species throughout Britain, but local in the south-east of its range, the larva feeding on small lichens growing on stones and on branches of trees in open situations. In Dorset, the moth is locally abundant along the Purbeck and west Dorset coasts, and on Portland. Elsewhere, the rather scattered nature of the records suggest dispersal from the coast on occasion.

The moth is similar to Round-winged Muslin2035. Diagnostics include: no chequered... Read More

Recorded in 30 (75%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
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
27/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/07/2019+9SY67 Portland / Weymouth
24/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
23/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
21/07/201919ST61 Sherborne

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