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

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

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 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Lesser-spotted and Lunar-spotted Pinion comparison - J Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/08/2023127TG11Costessey
23/07/2023127TG42Eccles
22/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
21/07/2023128TL79Cranwich
19/07/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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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
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