Noctuidae: Acronictinae

2291 (ABH73.047) Coronet Craniophora ligustri, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08789

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Monks Wood (Ovington plot), 10th July 2007.
Monks Wood (Ovington plot), 10th July 2007.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Alconbury Weston
Alconbury Weston
 Photo © Steve and Julie Lomas
Monks Wood, 18th June 2008
Monks Wood, 18th June 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in moss at the base of a tree trunk.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, scrub on chalky soil and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 75 (27.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 21 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Poplar Grey Subacronicta megacephala (=Acronicta)
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, black, orange, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5