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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2316 / 73.215

An uncommon and declining resident.

A species of woods, shelterbelts, hedgerows with elms.

Overwinters as an egg and adults are attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Elms
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
09/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO96
07/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
22/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
17/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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