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2317 White-spotted Pinion, Cosmia diffinis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Na

The local status of this nationally rare moth is uncertain. Presumed extinct in the east since the mid-1960's and undetected in the west since 1995. An elusive species, very local and distinctly episodic in appearance. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to late August. Larvae feed on English elm and Wych elm. (Pratt, 2011)

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Distribution map for Cosmia diffinis

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Phenology chart for Cosmia diffinis

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