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Red-necked Footman
Atolmis rubricollis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2039 / 72.042
Photo © DWLongden,  19.06.13 TG045330

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Lichens.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Found locally in woodland.
Unmistakable black wings and red collar.

Sometimes found flying in the daytime.

Migrant examples also occur.

The larvae feed on lichens and algae growing on tree-trunks in Autumn, and overwinter as a pupa.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
24/06/2024128TF50Upwell / Outwell
23/06/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
26/06/2023+28TL79Cranwich Heath
24/06/2023128TF70Cockley Cley
21/06/2023127TG32East Ruston / Crostwight Heath
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