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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 73.215

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)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Elms
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
10/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
08/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
04/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ08
04/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98

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