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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: RDB3

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1990
Year last recorded2008
Number of records3
Number of individuals3
Unique positions3
Unique locations3
Adult records3
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1990.


72.048 Pigmy Footman 02
© Mike Pearson, 9 July 2008
72.048 Pigmy Footman 01
© Mike Pearson, 9 July 2008

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Spurn, 30.7.1990 (BRS), similar in colour to specimens in the National collection from Sandwich, Kent (A.M. Riley in litt.). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been two further records; Spurn on 16.7.2003 and Flamborough on 9.7.2008. This is a moth of coastal areas of Kent and East Anglia. There are no records further north than Yorkshire.

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