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Rosy Footman
Miltochrista miniata

(Forster, 1771) 2037 / 72.035
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Yorkshire Status: "Very rare and very local wanderer, a former resident."

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The only record of this species since Porritt (1883-86) was mentioned in the last list (YNU, 1970), from Sandall Beat (VC63) in 1906. Although it has been caught quite recently in Lincolnshire in 1964 and 1972 (Duddington & Johnson, 1983) both locations were considerably south of the southern tip of Yorkshire.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Porritt listed six sites for this species so it must have been fairly widespread in the 19th Century though perhaps a bit thin on the ground. The last recorded was from Sandall Beat in 1906. The moth has being doing well in its main haunts in the south of England and there have been several recent records from Lincolnshire. One was trapped at Rotherham in 2009.

Argus 90, 2020: This species was present in the south of the county in Porritt's time but subsequently retreated south. One in Rotherham in 2009 hinted that it might be recolonising the area but it has taken until now for another to arrive. It is likely that we will see more records in the coming years.

VC61. Kilnsea, 7.7.2020 (JHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 9 (5%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Lichens growing on trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
23/06/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
09/07/2021162SE65 - York (E)
07/07/2020161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
06/07/2009163SK49 - Rotherham
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