Field Tip Details

Species2316 Lesser-spotted Pinion, Cosmia affinis, (Linnaeus, 1767)
2317 White-spotted Pinion, Cosmia diffinis, (Linnaeus, 1767)
2319 Lunar-spotted Pinion, Cosmia pyralina, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearlate May
Foodplantselms, Ulmus spp.
TipBeat elms for the larvae. The Lesser-spotted Pinion may be beaten from the lower branches, and though White-spotted Pinion oftens occurs commonly in the same localities as its congener, the larvae are generally much more difficult to obtain. Do they feed higher up the trees? [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSat 21-May-2005Last updatedSat 21-May-2005