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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2040 / 72.038
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

National Status: Local

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Still found at its two best known Yorkshire sites, Skipwith and Strensall Commons. This species has been recorded from other sites in recent years and would appear to be getting less local.

2012 (CHF): Still local in central Yorkshire on heathland and in open woodland but numbers have increased a little in the last few years and we have recent records from some new sites. It can be quite numerous where it does occur, eg 103 at Pilmoor on 2.7.2011.

Argus 75, 2015: Records from typical sites though one at Hutton Conyers was unexpected and the first for VC65.

VC65. Hutton Conyers, 30.6.2015 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 28 (14%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Algae and lichens on woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2022362SE66 - Strensall
19/07/2022161SE74 - Pocklington (W)
16/07/2022162SE66 - Strensall
08/07/20224662SE66 - Strensall
08/07/2022762SE66 - Strensall
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