Pelosia muscerda

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Pelosia muscerda
Pelosia muscerda.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Pelosia
Species: P. muscerda
Binomial name
Pelosia muscerda
(Hufnagel, 1766)

Pelosia muscerda, the dotted footman, is a species of moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone.

Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 5

The wingspan is 24–28 mm. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on lichen and algae.

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