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2040 ~ Four-dotted Footman ~ Cybosia mesomella
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally fairly common, found only from the west side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Heathland, moorland, fens, damp grassland and open woodland.

Foodplant

Algae and lichens on the stems of woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva mid August-late May. Pupates in a cocoon in the plant litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 18th July 2006, Commins Coch