Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © John Edmund Chainey,  Near Telegraph Hill, Hertfordshire (22/05/17) - Larva found on Elm

Immature stages

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Lesser-spotted Pinion
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White-spotted Pinion
Cosmia diffinis

(Linnaeus, 1767) 2317 / 73.214

General comments:
Extinct former resident, perhaps making a comeback.

Recorded 1828-1978; re-found in 2017 after a gap of 39 years. This moth was lost from much of Britain during the 1970s Dutch Elm Disease epidemic. Its return is very welcome. It is persists and establishes as a resident breeding species once more, it should be treated as a Species of Conservation Concern.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 17 (41%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020120TL34 - Royston (S)
13/05/2017120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
10/09/1978120TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
1977+20SP91 - Tring
1977+21TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One gen. late July- late Aug.
Foodplant:   English Elm, Wych Elm, Small-leaved Elm
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book (proposed)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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