Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Craniophora ligustri

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2291 / 73.047

A common species in the south but has been spreading northwards.

A species of woodland and scrub on calcareous soils, open hillsides with Ash.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults are attracted to light and to sugar.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 86 (61%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ash and Wild Privet
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
20/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
10/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
09/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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