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Four-spotted Footman
Lithosia quadra

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2051 / 72.041

Norfolk status
Immigrant. (Probable new local resident)

Caution, records often entered in error for Four-dotted Footman !

Only the females have the spots and often there appears to be only three, as the wings overlap when at rest.

The widespread records in Norfolk suggest this species possibly now resident in the county.

In 2008 the discovery of a larva of Four-spotted Footman in the Brecks was thought to be the first confirmed breeding record for the species in Norfolk. We presumed it to be progeny from the large influx during 2006, although, interestingly, virtually all the records then concerned males. Unfortunately, this record is now thought to be a mistakenly identified Red-necked Footman larva! Ken Saul

Recorded in 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
24/09/2023128TL79Mundford
12/08/2023127TG51Caister
01/07/2023128TF71West Bilney
22/06/2023+27TG30Lingwood
06/10/2022127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 18-22mm. F 20-26mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Dog Lichen and other lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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