72.041 (2051) Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
A Nationally Scarce A species but Waring et al. states there was a large influx in 2006, with smaller influxes in the three preceding years.
 
Flight period
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History
The first record for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was of one caught at light at Dildawn near Bridge of Dee on 24th July 2004.

The next record occurred on Forest Moor at MV light on 24th July 2006 when two were caught by the same observer.
 
Life cycle
One generation July to September.
 
Larval foodplants
Dog lichen and other lichens and algae on trees and rocks.
 
Identification
Its larger size which is nearly twice the size of any British footmen, precludes any similar species. Only the female has the spots.
 
Habitat
Mature broadleaved woodland.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or good quality photo required for acceptance.
https://sites.google.com/site/dgmoths/resources/72.041%20Four-spotted_Footman%20Dildawn%2024Jul2004%20A%20Ewing.JPG?attredirects=0
@ R. Mearns, Dildawn, 24th July 2004


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  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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