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Four-dotted Footman Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Officially regarded as a major rarity in Nottinghamshire with Phil Lee's Misterton record of 14/07/21 being the first this century. Yet it is frequent over the border in Lincolnshire. Martin Gray (who's Broadholme garden is on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border) has recorded this moth on no less than ten occasions since 2004, so it should be expected to occur more frequently than it does, at those sites in the east of the county. Many thanks go to Phil Lee for allowing the use of his photograph of the July 2021 individual to be used here.

A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Four-dotted Footman    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Martin Gray. Phil Lee.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated December 2022

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