Noctuidae : Xyleninae
ABH BF

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Similar Norfolk Species
Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
 
Lunar-spotted Pinion
2319 Cosmia pyralina
([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.217
Norfolk status
Resembles the Lesser-spotted Pinion but has generally broader forewings and paler hindwings.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and parks.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
Lesser-spotted and Lunar-spotted Pinion comparison - J Wheeler
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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