The Coronet - Craniophora ligustri

Alternative names
Coronet Moth

Wingspan 30 to 35 mm. When fresh, some individuals show an olive-green suffusion to the darker parts of the forewing.

Identification difficulty

The habitat preferences are woodland, commons, downland and marshy places.

When to see it

The flight period is during June and July.

Life History

The larval foodplants are ash and privet.

UK Status

Widely distributed, but not common, throughout much of Britain, it is more frequent in the south and south-west. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map