The Coronet Craniophora ligustri


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Acronictinae » Craniophora ligustri ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 73.047 (BF2291)
Wingspan 30-35 mm. An attractive moth especially when fresh where it expresses olive hues. The larva feeds on ash (Fraxinus) and privet (Ligustrum). The adult flies June to July, and is found in woodland, on commons, downland and in marshy places. It is widely distributed across most of Britain, being more frequent in the south and south-west, localised elsewhere


The Coronet Craniophora ligustri
The Coronet Craniophora ligustri

Discovered in back garden, South Staffordshire. 15th June 2020. Photos © Peter Hillman. Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.