The Coronet - Craniophora ligustri
Wingspan 30 to 35 mm. When fresh, some individuals show an olive-green suffusion to the darker parts of the forewing.
The habitat preferences are woodland, commons, downland and marshy places.
The flight period is during June and July.
The larval foodplants are ash and privet.
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.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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