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Red-necked Footman
Atolmis rubricollis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2039 / 72.042

Morley's Final Catalogue: Alleged to have been 'generally distributed but not common. Very abundant at Playford': ante 1890. No later record is known till 1936, when Col. Hawley found the species in his Sibton garden.

Recent Suffolk Status: Resident and immigrant. Since the turn of the century this species has been arriving as a migrant in increasing numbers. It is now resident chiefly in the Sandlings and the Breck. Populations fluctuate, with good numbers seen at a site followed by periods of abscence.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Unmistakable with black wings and red collar.

Habitat: Woodland, particularly coniferous.

Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
27/06/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
24/06/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
19/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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