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Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Four-dotted Footman
72.0380 (B&F: 2040)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Erebidae
   »Subfamily: Arctiinae
    »Tribe: Lithosiini

Status and ecology:

Resident. The moth usually occurs sparingly but it is occasionally fairly common on heathland and in the open parts of deciduous woods; rare along the treeless parts of the coast. Very local, irregular in numbers, and in decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to mid July, occasionally from late May or to early August. The larval foodplants have not been recorded from our county, although unidentified “lichens and algae” have been mentioned elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

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Heyshott Common, 03 vi 2017 Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758)

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