Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Ian Esland,  To light at Waltham Place, Berks 02 Aug 2022

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Lesser-spotted Pinion
Cosmia affinis
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White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 73.214

Extinct in the region, in line with the disappearance of this elm-dependant species from most of its range in Britain. Signs of recovery in other areas suggest that re-colonisation could occur in the future. Occurs in woodland and hedgerows.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 23 (29%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1700.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   English Elm, Wych Elm, Small-leaved Elm
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU87
1987+VC22 - BerkshireSU49
1984+VC22 - BerkshireSP40
1983+VC22 - BerkshireSU56
1982+VC22 - BerkshireSU49

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