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

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2317 / 73.214

A very rare species now confined to one site in Worcestershire.

A species woodland and copses containing elm.

Overwinters as an egg and males come readily to light; the females less so.

Note distinguished from Lunar-spotted and Lesser-spotted Pinions by its much bolder white markings on the leading edge of the forewing.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 18 (13%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: late July - late August
Foodplant:   English Elm, Wych Elm, Small-leaved Elm
Nat Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
30/07/201828VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
28/07/20182VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
11/08/20161VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
24/08/20151VC37 - WorcestershireSO84

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