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Pigmy Footman
Eilema pygmaeola

(Doubleday, 1847) 2046 / 72.048
Photo © Mike Pearson, 9 July 2008,  Flamborough, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Beaumont, 2002:

VC61. Spurn, 30.7.1990 (BRS), similar in colour to specimens in the National collection from Sandwich, Kent (A.M. Riley in litt.). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been two further records; Spurn on 16.7.2003 and Flamborough on 9.7.2008. This is a moth of coastal areas of Kent and East Anglia. There are no records further north than Yorkshire.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2008.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 10-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
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
08/07/2008161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
16/07/2003161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
30/07/1990161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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