Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Kemerton VC33. 25/06/2009

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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 69 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
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 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
18/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
17/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
15/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
15/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ30

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