Cosmia affinis

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Cosmia affinis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Cosmia
Species: C. affinis
Binomial name
Cosmia affinis
(Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Phalaena (Noctua) affinis Linnaeus, 1767
  • Noctua palliata Fabricius, 1794

The Lesser-spotted Pinion (Cosmia affinis) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in central and southern Europe, north to Great Britain, Denmark, southern Sweden up to Saint Petersburg. East, its range extends through northern and central Asia up to Japan. It is also found in north-western Africa.

The wingspan is 28–33 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August in one generation.

The larvae primarily feed on Ulmus species, but have also been recorded on Quercus, Tilia and Prunus spinosa.

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