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Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Lunar-spotted Pinion
73.2170 (B&F: 2319)


»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 to common in a few woods or bushy places. Local and episodic in any numbers. Well distributed in large areas. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early July to early August. Larvae feed on oak, elm, apple and plum. (Pratt, 2011)

Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
near Pulborough, 28 vii 2013
Photo: Charles Waters
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wisborough Green, 24 vi 2020
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Southwater, 01 vii 2020
Photo: Graham Meech
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Plumpton Lane, 14 vii 2020
Photo: Nick Ostler
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 31 vii 2020
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Bexhill, 16 vii 2019
Photo: Keith Hackett
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ashombe Bottom, Lewes, 27 vii 1987
Photo: Roy Leverton
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 07 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

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No larval records

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