The Coronet - Craniophora ligustri

    Alt Name
    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).

    73.047 BF2291

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map