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Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Lesser-spotted Pinion
73.2150 (B&F: 2316)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Xylenini

A resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but occasionally fairly common in the far west. Very local and distinctly episodic in appearance it is well distributed in much of the west but in danger of extinction in the east. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to late August. Larvae feed on elm. (Pratt, 2011)

Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Steyning, 03 viii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Showing dark underwing
Findon Valley, 03 viii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)
Findon Valley, 12 vii 2010
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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