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 62 (44%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ash and Wild Privet
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
06/08/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
04/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
04/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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