Noctuidae : Acronictinae
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Craniophora ligustri

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2291 / 73.047

General comments:
Widespread and numerically common resident.

Formerly scarce, a significant increase in the number of sites recorded began in 2010 and is broadly analysed as follows:
Oldest record is 1892.
1893 - 1980: 7 records for whole period
1981-1999: no records
2000-2010: annual average approx 40 records
2011 - 2022: annual average 120 records

Colonisation has, without question, been from the west.

Recorded in 31 (76%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/06/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
12/05/2024120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
11/05/2024120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
08/09/2023220TL34 - Royston (S)
07/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation May - Aug.
Foodplant:   Ash and Wild Privet
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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