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White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina
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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 73.215/2316
Norfolk status
One of three rather similar British species.
Elm woodland and shelterbelts, hedgerows and other open sites often where Wych Elm is the only Elm present.
Survived the major outbreaks of Dutch Elm Disease in the 1970's and 80's.

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
Lesser-spotted and Lunar-spotted Pinion comparison - J Wheeler -
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/08/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Forewing: 12-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Elms
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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