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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2319 / 73.217
Photo © RAY ROCHE,  27/07/2012 - Snettisham

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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.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former 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 55 (74%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2022128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
19/07/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
19/07/2022127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
17/07/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
16/07/2022127TM28 - Harleston
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