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Lunar-spotted Pinion
Cosmia pyralina

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2319 / 73.217
Photo © Jax Westmoreland, 29 Jul 2010,  TA0189Scarborough, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species was added to the Yorkshire list when one was captured at East Ayton (VC62) on 27.7.1983 by T. A. Potter.

Argus 63, 2011: An exciting find following the one in Scarborough last year [2010]. This is the fourth County record. VC61. Lund, 4.8.2011 (MCo). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been records at Haxby in 1990, Scarborough in 2010 and Lund in 2011 so it appears that we have a small population in the east of the county. These are the most northerly records in the country.

Recorded in 6 (3%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Dun-bar  |  Centre-barred Sallow >
Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, elms
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
03/07/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
15/07/2018161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
10/07/2015161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
07/07/2015161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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