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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 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.

Identification: Unmistakable with black wings and red collar.

Habitat: Woodland, particularly coniferous.

Recorded in 26 (45%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
04/07/2020225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
26/06/2020225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
24/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
24/06/2020325TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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