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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Dog Lichen and other lichens.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18571883
Year last recorded18572009
Number of records26
Number of individuals01
Unique positions26
Unique locations26
Adult records26
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1857.


72.035 Rosy Footman 04
© Dave Shenton
72.035 Rosy Footman 03
© Damian Money
72.035 Rosy Footman 02
© Damian Money
72.035 Rosy Footman 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The only record of this species since Porritt (1883-86) was mentioned in the last list (YNU, 1970), from Sandall Beat (VC63) in 1906. Although it has been caught quite recently in Lincolnshire in 1964 and 1972 (Duddington & Johnson, 1983) both locations were considerably south of the southern tip of Yorkshire.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Porritt listed six sites for this species so it must have been fairly widespread in the 19th Century though perhaps a bit thin on the ground. The last recorded was from Sandall Beat in 1906. The moth has being doing well in its main haunts in the south of England and there have been several recent records from Lincolnshire. One was trapped at Rotherham in 2009.

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