Cosmia affinis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, June, 2008
Cosmia affinis Adult


© Robin Howard

Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Lesser-spotted Pinion
La Cosmie baie

Wingspan: 26-35mm

A single generation species flying from June to September when it is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded from the Las Descargues traps and from those situated in areas where elm is still found.

Larva feeds on Ulmus spp. Overwinters as an egg, the larva feeds late March to the end of May and pupation takes place in a cocoon in plant detritus.