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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2319 / 73.217
Photo © Dave Appleton,  Weston Park 25/06/11

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Similar Norfolk Species
Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: 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 54 (73%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/07/2021128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
20/07/2021127TM18 - Diss
11/07/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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