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Dotted Footman
Pelosia muscerda
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Small Dotted Footman
Pelosia obtusa

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1852) 2042 / 72.040

Norfolk status
Nationally Rare.
Discovered in 1961, occurring only in the Norfolk Broads with the existence of a colony at Hickling being confirmed by a number of sightings in the 1980s.
Old, dense, uncut reed-beds.

Regularly monitored by the Norfolk Moth Survey group.

This species appears to be spreading in recent years, with records from as far south as Strumpshaw Fen from 2015 and in 2019 unusual records from Filby, Gt. Yarmouth, Aldeby and a first for VC28 at Garboldisham!

Immigrant examples and presumed wanderers from the Norfolk colonies have also been recently recorded in Suffolk.

Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/07/2024127TG42Eccles
10/08/2023127TG42Eccles
10/08/2023127TG32Ingham
09/08/2023227TG31Bure Marshes NNR
07/08/2023127TG42Eccles
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation July.
Foodplant:   Unknown probably algae and lichens on reed and plant litter
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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