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Four-spotted Footman
Lithosia quadra (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2051 / 72.041
Photo © Adam Bassett,  Marlow Bottom, 07/07/2018, male

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Four-dotted Footman
Cybosia mesomella
Foodplant:   Dog Lichen and other lichens growing on trees and rocks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Formerly a rare species in the region. Numerous recent scattered records, but with little evidence of possible breeding. Has increased its range nationally and is also immigrant, so the origin of individuals is sometimes unclear. Breeds in woodland.

Recorded in 30 (38%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
15/08/2022124SP72 - Winslow, Claydons, Finemere
08/08/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
21/07/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
18/07/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
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