The Moths of Suffolk
2291 Coronet, Craniophora ligustri, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, scrub on chalky soil and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Ash and Wild Privet

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very thinly scattered throughout the County, except perhaps south-west and Lothingland. Copdock, Bentley (formerly), Playford (Ent. Wk. Intell. i, 1856, 164), Waldringfield (James), Brandeston, Needham, - Stowmarket, bred and taken at sugar near Timworth in 1911 (Nurse), on sugar at Tuddenham (Vivian). Aldeburgh, Beccles; at light in Bungay (Mn).

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-19mm, Wingspan 35-43mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPoplar Grey, Acronicta megacephala
Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis

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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (24.vi.2005) © Stuart Read
Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire (24.vi.2005) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Bawdsey, Suffolk (24.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Barnhamcross Common, Suffolk (2.vii.2010) © A Prichard
Dunwich, Suffolk (24.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Dunwich, Suffolk (25.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (27.viii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (6.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener
Dunwich, Suffolk (29.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener