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Similar Norfolk Species
Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina
 
White-spotted Pinion
2317 Cosmia diffinis
(Linnaeus, 1767) 73.214
Norfolk status
Scarce.
One of three rather similar British species.
Much larger pure-white markings on leading edge of forewing than other two similar 'pinions'.
Elm feeder, suffered greatly by outbreaks of Duch Elm Disease in the 1970's onwards.

Look for larvae in epicormic growth (shoots growing directly from trunk)

Record confirmation required.

BAP Priority Species

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 1986.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/1986+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
1984+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1983+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
1980127TM17 - Scole
1961128TL88 - Thetford
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One gen. late July- late Aug.
Foodplant:   English Elm, Wych Elm, Small-leaved Elm
Nat Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
 Immature Adult
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