Morley's Final Catalogue: Confined to E. Anglia, outside central Europe; a fen species with us. Lakenheath, beside the Little Ouse river (Eedle's 'Fenland' 1878, p. 591). Beaten from alder-bushes in Barnby Broad on 11 August 1898 (Mly); one in Bishop's Ipswich house on 5 Aug. 1931 (Whit); at light on Fritton Lake in mid-Aug. 1934 (D) and 1936 (Mr).
Recent status: recorded virtually annually in recent years. Most often noted along the coast suggesting immigration. Regular records from Dunwich, Minsmere, Bawdsey, Hollesley and Ipswich Golf Course this century along with other sporadic sightings.
It is possible this species has colonised parts of the county although this theory remains unproven.
Identification: Compare with the smaller and squatter Small Dotted Footman.
Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1898. Last Recorded in 2018. Additional Stats