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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2041 / 72.039
Photo © Damian Money,  Upton, Norfolk

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is probably only resident in the Norfolk Broads in Britain but is occasionally taken as a vagrant elsewhere. Such a specimen was taken at Kettlethorpe, near Wakefield (VC63) on 1.8.1982 by R. Council. A fresh specimen was also taken in Lincolnshire (VC54) in the same year (Duddington & Johnson, 1983). Possibly these were both from the same dispersal movement.

Beaumont, 2002:

VC61. Spurn, 12.7.1995 (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): A third record for the county was trapped at Hunmanby Gap on 23.7.2009.

Argus 84, 2018: The eighth county record, the first for VC65 and the most north-westerly in the country. A fenland species whose nearest breeding population is in Norfolk. Our records are migrants.

VC65. Hutton Conyers, 5.7.2018 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 6 (3%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown. probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter.
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2018165SE37 - Ripon
19/09/2014161TA04 - Beverley (N)
21/07/2014161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
15/08/2012161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
14/08/2012161TA02 - Hessle
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