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Species Account for Cosmia pyralina

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Cosmia pyralina  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.217 Evidence needed
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Noctuidae

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data

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Verification Grade: Adult:
Adult: Good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required

Records: 1025
First Record: 1940
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 44
Pre-1992 hectads: 26
Total hectads: 48
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Cosmia pyralina Lunar Spotted Pinion 3
Cosmia pyralina  Lunar Spotted Pinion 3
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Broad Habitat Data (based on 140 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1025 records with habitat detail and method information)

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