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2319 ~ Lunar-spotted Pinion ~ Cosmia pyralina
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare and local species, with just two recorded in the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

Lesser-spotted Pinion.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, hedgerows, scrub, parks and occasionally gardens.


Blackthorn, hawthorn, apple, bullace and elms.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-mid June. Pupates in a cocoon amongst the plant litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by TM, 20th July 2018, Old Churchstoke