Erebidae: Arctiinae

2040 (ABH72.038) Four-dotted Footman Cybosia mesomella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10477

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Four-dotted Footman
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Val Perrin
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): algae, arboreal lichen
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Heathland, moorland, damp grassland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 46 (17%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 May to 23 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 02 July


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5