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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 42 (30%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
03/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
02/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
01/08/20196VC37 - WorcestershireSO84

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