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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2319 / 73.217
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Boughton Fen 09/07/10

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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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2020528TF91 - Dereham
07/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
31/07/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
24/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
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