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72.041 ~ 2051 ~ Four-spotted Footman ~ Lithosia quadra
UK Status

Resident and migrant. Nat. Scarce A SW.

Montgomeryshire Status

Uncommon visitor, recorded just a handful of times, mostly on the western side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-55mm.

Confusion species

None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Mature broadleaf woodland.

Foodplant

Lichens and algae growing on trees, shrubs, walls and rocks. Also feeds on the leaves of hawthorn.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva September-late June. Pupates in a slight cocoon formed in a crevice.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2009, Cors Dyfi

Pics (above and right x 2) show a male trapped at an MMG event.


Photo by MDH, 25th July 2009, Cors Dyfi

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2009, Cors Dyfi