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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
73.215/2316
Photo © Peter Tilley

Similar Norfolk Species
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina
Forewing: 12-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Elms.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/08/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/08/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/08/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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