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Craniophora ligustri ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2291 / 73.047
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

Similar West Midlands Species
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Acronicta rumicis
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ash and Wild Privet
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
06/08/2019337SP06 - Redditch
04/08/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
04/08/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
03/08/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
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