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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2316 / 73.215
Photo © Dave Jones,  21/08/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Similar Norfolk Species
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina
Forewing: 12-16mm.
Flight: 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 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/07/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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