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Four-spotted Footman
Lithosia quadra

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2051 / 72.041
Photo © Ian Marshall, 6 Oct 2013,  North Ferriby, VC61 - male

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

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have only been two specimens of this rare migrant from the South of England or the Continent since Porritt (1883-86), when odd specimens had occurred in vice-counties 62 to 64. On map 67 in MBGBI 9, between one and three are shown to have been recorded in VC63 between 1940 and 1978.

Argus 52, 2006: The first Yorkshire records since 1996 and part of a nationwide influx with most records in the south and east of the country.

VC61. Muston, 14.9.2006 (PQW); Rudston, 17.9.2006 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Recorded in 14 (7%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: M 18-22mm. F 20-26mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Dog Lichen and other lichens growing on trees and rocks
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
27/07/2022164SD67 - Ingleton
19/07/2022164SD67 - Ingleton
17/07/2022164SD74 - Clitheroe
17/07/2022161TA17 - Bempton
13/07/2022164SD67 - Ingleton
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