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The Lesser-spotted Pinion (Cosmia affinis) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.

This species is local in the south of Britain, and inhabits woodlands.

LesserSpottedPinion ~ Ian Kimber

Lesser-spotted Pinion - Ian Kimber

This species is similar to two other British species, the Lunar-spotted Pinion (C. pyralina) and the White-spotted Pinion (C. diffinis), though this species is generally smaller than the other two, but that isn't always the case. This species is reddish-brown, with broad central crosslines which gets white towards the leading edge. There is another white blotch near the wing tip, as well as a black dot.

Lesser-spotted Pinion TL

When the Lesser-spotted Pinion is active