Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina
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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2316 / 73.215
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 44 (59%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
08/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/09/2021228TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
03/09/2021128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
29/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 12-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Elms
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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