Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.214 [B&F: 2317] White-spotted Pinion (Cosmia diffinis) (Linnaeus, 1767)

 

Nationally scarce (Na) in woodland, thickets, copses and plantations in parts of southern England, extending sparsely as far north as the southern Lake District, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight always local and rare in the county, this is another elm-feeder that has virtually gone. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Characterised by the prominent white markings on the costa. Larva feeds on English Elm, Wych Elm and Small-leaved Elm, over-wintering as an egg.

Flightime guide
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Records Received By Year

% of total records
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 7.775808E-4
                               
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC0 null
(SU42)1900oneBRC-
VC10 Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1856-IWNHSAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1856-IWNHSAdult
Bembridge (SZ68)1856-IWNHSAdult
Cowes (SZ59)1856-IWNHSAdult
St. Lawrence (SZ57)1910oneScottAdult
(SZ38)1951---
(SZ49)1951---
Freshwater (SZ38)07-Aug-1960oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)20-Aug-1961oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)22-Jul-1966oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Newtown (SZ49)12-Aug-1966-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Queen's Bower (SZ58)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Queen's Bower (SZ58)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)1980-Cramp, PJAdult
(SZ49)1981---
(SZ58)1981---
(SZ58)1981---
(SZ58)1981---
Newtown Harbour (SZ49)1982-Anon-
Newtown Harbour (SZ49)1982---
Shanklin (SZ58)02-Aug-1982-Cheverton, JMAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)02-Aug-1982-Cheverton, JMAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)02-Aug-1982oneCheverton, JMAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)11-Aug-1984-Cheverton, JMAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)11-Aug-1984-Cheverton, JMAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)11-Aug-1984oneCheverton, JMAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
(SU42)1951---
(SU71)1951---
(SZ39)1951---
(SU71)1961oneBRC-
(SU20)1981---
(SU30)1981---
(SU10)1981---
Yew Hill, Kings Somborne (SU33)25-May-1985-Borras, WAdult
Chilling (SU50)06-Aug-1991onePotts, PMAdult
Chilling (SU50)06-Aug-1991onePotts, PMAdult
Hurn (SZ19)02-Jun-2014twoJeffes, MAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
(SU75)1951---
(SU53)1951---
(SU65)1951---
(SU83)1961oneBRC-
(SU53)1961oneBRC-
(SU65)1961oneBRC-
(SU35)1961oneBRC-
Monk Sherborne (SU65)1966-BRC-
Old Basing (SU65)17-Jun-2005oneAndrews, JAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)30-May-2008oneDennis, GJAdult
Ropley (SU63)11-May-2011oneFomison, LAdult
VC22 West Berkshire (Hants county)
Mortimer (SU66)02-Jul-1993oneDennis, GJAdult
Mortimer (SU66)15-Jul-1993oneDennis, GJAdult
Mortimer (SU66)22-Aug-1993oneDennis, GJAdult

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