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Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766)

Dotted Footman
72.0390 (B&F: 2041)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Arctiinae
        »Tribe: Lithosiini


Suspected immigrant and temporary resident. Occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats, although it prefers wetlands. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late July to mid August, occasionally from late June or to the third week of August. There have been less than two dozen Sussex records, all made recently at mv light. Larvae have not been discovered in Sussex but are believed to feed on algae elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766)
Bracklesham, 13 ix 2016
Photo: Derek Lee
Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766)
Etchingham, 20 vii 2017
Photo: Caroline Moore
Pelosia muscerda (Hufnagel, 1766)
Ditchling, 25 vii 2006
Photo: Simon Davey

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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