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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

Status and ecology:

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)

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Steyning, 03 viii 2015 Photo: Olly Ellis

Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)

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Distribution map for Cosmia affinis

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