Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2319 / 73.217

A fairly common resident in the south.

A species of hedgerows, scrub, woodland, parks and occasionally gardens.

Overwinters as an egg and adults come readily to sugar and to light.

Note distinguished for Lesser-spotted and White-spotted Pinions by the two white marks at the tip of the wing making a crescent shape.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
23/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
23/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
18/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
13/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO64

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