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Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Four-dotted Footman (Cybosia mesomella) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone. The wingspan is 25–33 mm. The moth flies June to August depending on the location. The caterpillars feed on low vegetation such as Heather.
View Wikipedia Record: Cybosia mesomella

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Blean Complex 1286 England, United Kingdom
Bracket`s Coppice 133 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Craven Limestone Complex 13166 England, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Duddon Mosses 774 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Emer Bog 93 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor and Quantock Oakwoods 4683 England, United Kingdom
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Holnest 136 England, United Kingdom
Kennet Valley Alderwoods 140 England, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Yewbarrow Woods 279 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Parmelia saxatilis (shield lichen)[1]
Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry Bramble)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[2]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)3
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)3
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)3
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)3
Bibio marci (St Mark's Fly)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)3
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)4
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)3
Celastrina argiolus (Holly Blue Butterfly)3
Coscinia cribraria (Speckled Footman)3
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)3
Egle ciliata3
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)3
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)3
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)3
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)3
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)3
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)4
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)4
Idaea straminata (Plain Wave)3
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)3
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)3
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)4
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)3
Neomyia cornicina3
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)4
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)3
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)3
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)4
Pelosia muscerda (Dotted Footman)3
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)3
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)3
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)3
Polia trimaculosa3
Ribautiana tenerrima3
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)4
Schrankia costaestrigalis (Pinion-streaked Snout)3
Scoliopteryx libatrix (herald moth)3
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)3
Xanthia togata (Pink-barred Sallow Moth)3
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)3
Xestia castanea (Grey Rustic)3
Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)3




Species recognized by Beccaloni G., 20/02/2003, LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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