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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella
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Four-spotted Footman
Lithosia quadra

(Linnaeus, 1758) 72.041

Formerly a rare species in the region. Numerous recent scattered records, but with little evidence of possible breeding. Has increased its range nationally and is also immigrant, so the origin of individuals is sometimes unclear. Breeds in woodland.

Recorded in 30 (38%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Dog Lichen and other lichens growing on trees and rocks
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
15/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP72
08/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
21/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
18/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80

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