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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2316 / 73.215
Photo © Garry Barlow,  The Brecks, Norfolk.

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 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2019427TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
04/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
03/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
31/07/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/07/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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