Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2319 / 73.217
Norfolk status
Resembles the Lesser-spotted Pinion but has generally broader forewings and paler hindwings.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and parks.

Recorded in 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Lesser-spotted and Lunar-spotted Pinion comparison - J Wheeler
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/08/2021+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
26/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
24/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/07/2021128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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