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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2316 / 73.215
Photo © Keith Mitchell,  Stoke Goldington 01/08/2022

Similar Upper Thames Species
White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina
Foodplant:   Elms
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Quite widespread in parts of the region and regularly recorded generally. Occurs in woodland and wooded areas including hedgerows.

Recorded in 50 (64%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
10/08/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
08/08/2022123SP51 - Bletchington, Otmoor, Murcott
04/08/2022124SU98 - Slough (N), Burnham Beeches
04/08/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
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