Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Craniophora ligustri

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

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and privet (Ligustrum vulgare). In Dorset, the moth is frequent but rarely common, wherever ash or wild privet grows in quantity on chalky soils. The moth is rare in the Poole Basin. Salt-resistant privet thickets in coastal undercliffs and on the Chesil Bank, also support colonies. Although the moth is single brooded between late June and July in the UK, a separate single brood is suspected from... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
13/08/201919SY98 Wareham
07/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
05/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
03/08/201919SY79 Puddletown

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