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Pelosia obtusa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Scientific name  Pelosia obtusa
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Pelosia muscerda, Thumatha senex, Nudaria mundana, Cybosia mesomella, Setina roscida

Pelosia obtusa, the small dotted footman, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found from central Europe through Asia to the Pacific Ocean.

The wingspan is 12–28 mm for males and 16–28 mm for females. There is one generation per year with adults on wing from April to August.

The larvae feed on moss, algae and lichen. Larvae can be found in late summer. The species overwinters in the larval stage.


  • Pelosia obtusa obtusa
  • Pelosia obtusa pavlasi Witt, 1984 (Spain)
  • Pelosia obtusa sutschana (Staudinger, 1892) (Amur, Primorye, Heilongjiang, Japan)
  • Pelosia obtusa taurica Daniel, 1939
  • Pelosia obtusa uniformis Rothschild, 1921
  • References

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