|2316 ~ Lesser-spotted Pinion ~ Cosmia affinis|
Resident. Local S(C).
A rare species in the county, recorded on four occasions prior to 1975 and then not again until 2010 when one was trapped at Middletown.
Wingspan : M & F, 28-35mm.
White-spotted Pinion and Lunar-spotted Pinion.
Mostly in elm woods or other places where elm is still found.
English elm, small-leaved elm and wych elm.
Overwinters as an egg. Larva late April-mid June. Pupates in a cocoon amongst old leaves.
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Photo by DB, 16th August 2012, Middletown
Photo by MEG, 24th August 2015, Llandyssil