The Moths of Suffolk
2039 Red-necked Footman, Atolmis rubricollis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats :

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Lichens and green algae on various trees

Records : Minsmere (I Hawkins, 1991; C Anderson, 1995), Ipswich (N Sherman, 2001, 16.vi.2004, 12.vi.2006), Knettishall Heath (M Hall, 2001), Staverton (SMG, 2001), Long Melford (D Underwood, 2001), Sicklesmere (S Dumican, 2001), Landguard (N Odin and M Marsh, 2001), Thornham (P Kitchener, 2003), Thetford (M Deans et al, 8.vi.2004; S Clancy 11.vi.2006), Tangham (SMG, vii.2005), Bawdsey (M Deans, 4.vii.2006), Bawdsey (M Deans, 11.vi.2006, 4.vii.2006), Dunwich Heath (C Moore & D Brougham, 2.vii.2006, 5.vii.2006 & 20.vii.2006), Elveden (G Finch, 10.vii.2007)

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.

Wingspan details : Forewing 15-18mm, Wingspan 28-36mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Suffolk, Breckland (vi.2004) © M Deans

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman
North Wales (24.vi.2001) © L Gregory
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
 
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Female - Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2010) © Neil Sherman
Lynford, Norfolk (7.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
Bawdsey, Suffolk (28.vi.2010) © Matthew Deans
 
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Iken Cliff, Suffolk (30.vi.2013) © Paul Kitchener