Erebidae : Arctiinae
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Photo © Jack Oughton 27th August 2013,  Weymouth, 27/08/2013

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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2041 / 72.039

Davey, P., 2009: Only known to occur in the Norfolk Broads, otherwise a very rare immigrant, the larva probably feeding on lichens and algae growing on sallow (Salix spp.) and plant litter. The species occurs throughout mainland Europe except north-west France and Iberia. In Dorset, four examples have been recorded at light traps, all suspected immigrants: Walditch, on 8 August 2004 (M Parsons), Arne Wood, on 9 August 1983 (B Pickess), Woolgarston, on 12 July 1995 (D Burt), Badbury Rings, on 4... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/07/201919SZ09 Poole
27/08/201319SY67 Portland / Weymouth
04/09/200519ST90 Spetisbury
08/08/200419SY49 Bridport
13/07/199519SY98 Wareham

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