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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 15-18mm.

Foodplant: Lichens.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded20141857188320102012
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records2347284
Number of individuals21398374
Unique positions2267204
Unique locations2247184
Adult records2347224
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 75 records from 55 sites. First recorded in 1857.
 

Photos


2039 Red-necked Footman 05
© Damian Money
2039 Red-necked Footman 04
© Dave Shenton
2039 Red-necked Footman 03
© Ron Moat
2039 Red-necked Footman 02
© Mike Pearson, 6 July 2010
2039 Red-necked Footman 01
© Robin Sutton

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86). He gave records from Guisborough, Scarborough (VC62), Sheffield (VC63) and York (VC61/62/64).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Porritt listed Guisborough, Scarborough, Sheffield and York as sites for this moth, but there were no 20th Century records. A quite remarkable range expansion has taken place recently up the western side of the country and throughout Scotland. This population has gone on to colonise Northumberland and Durham and then spread south to VC62 in 2009. In 2011 there was evidence of further spread with records in VCs 62, 63 and 64.
 

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