Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Lichens and mosses.
|Year first recorded||1929||1883||1904||1883||1978|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2005|
|Number of records||690||2||15||26||3|
|Number of individuals||2401||1||20||28||26|
For the county, we have a total of 736 records from 57 sites. First recorded in 1883.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Appears to have spread considerably since the last list (YNU, 1970). However it has been suggested (PQW pers. comm.) that it is being confused with N. mundana (Linnaeus), since many sites are not marsh or fenland, the typical habitat for this species.
Current status (CHF, 2011): Still not uncommon at Spurn and in other areas such as north of Ripon and Askham Bog, but numbers have gradually decreased. The only Footman to be declining.