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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2319 / 73.217
Photo © Luke Broom-Lynne,  South Lopham, 29th June 2003

Similar Norfolk Species
Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Resembles the Lesser-spotted Pinion but has generally broader forewings and paler hindwings.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and parks.

Recorded in 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2019127TG20 - Norwich
24/07/2019128TF64 - Hunstanton
11/07/2019127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
03/07/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
29/06/2019127TM18 - Diss
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