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Pelosia muscerda (Dotted Footman)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Dotted Footman (Pelosia muscerda) is a species of moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone.The wingspan is 24–28 mm. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location.The larvae feed on Lichen and Algae.
View Wikipedia Record: Pelosia muscerda


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Djursö 1034 Sweden  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Revingefältet 7431 Sweden  
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point 2373 England, United Kingdom  
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Alnus glutinosa (European alder)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acleris emargana (Notched-winged tortricid)2
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)2
Acronicta leporina (miller)2
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)2
Aphrophora alni (Alder Spittle Bug)2
Biston betularia (peppered moth)2
Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)2
Blepharita adusta2
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)2
Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave Moth)2
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)2
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)2
Chloroclysta miata2
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)2
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)2
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)2
Cryptorhynchus lapathi2
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)2
Cyclophora pendularia (Dingy Mocha)2
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)3
Epinotia demarniana2
Epione repandaria (Bordered Beauty)2
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)2
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)2
Euproctis similis2
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)2
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)2
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)2
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)2
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)2
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)2
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)2
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)2
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)2
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)2
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)2
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)2
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)2
Schrankia costaestrigalis (Pinion-streaked Snout)2
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)2
Smerinthus ocellata2
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)2
Stigmella glutinosae2
Trichopteryx carpinata (Early Tooth-striped)2
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)2




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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