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

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

Recorded in 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Lesser-spotted and Lunar-spotted Pinion comparison - J Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
29/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/07/2018227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
23/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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