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2291 ~ Coronet ~ Craniophora ligustri
UK Status

Resident. Local

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-43mm.

Confusion species

Knot Grass and Poplar Grey.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland and scrub, often in wet or boggy places.


Ash and wild privet and occasionally alder and hazel.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in a strong cocoon in the leaf litter. Larva July-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 23rd Aug 2009, Llanfyllin 

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy