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72.038 ~ 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

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


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


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 18th July 2006, Commins Coch