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White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2317 / 73.214
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  Cambs 07/22

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Only recorded once since Porritt, at Knaresborough (VC64) in 1955 (YNU, 1970). Porritt (1883-86, 1904) had various records, all from VC63.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last record 1955. Populations declined sharply from the 1970s onwards and its range has contracted. Unlikely to be seen again in Yorkshire.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 1955.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: late July - late August
Foodplant:   English Elm, Wych Elm, Small-leaved Elm
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/1955164SE35 - Harrogate / Knaresborough
1891+63SE50 - Doncaster
1883+63SK38 - Sheffield
1883+63SE32 - Wakefield (N)
1871+63SE50 - Doncaster
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