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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 17-19mm.

Foodplant: Ash and Wild Privet.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded1905200719821905
Year last recorded2011200820112011
Number of records17702823708
Number of individuals360151027416
Unique positions29427606
Unique locations21317442
Adult records15122813190
Immature records0000

For the region, we have a total of 3708 records from 442 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


2291 Coronet 06
© Julian Francis
2291 Coronet 05
© Martin Wood
2291 Coronet 04
© Gillian Nash, May 2015
2291 Coronet 03
© Gillian Nash, May 2015
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© Jack Oughton
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© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and privet (Ligustrum vulgare). In Dorset, the moth is frequent but rarely common, wherever ash or wild privet grows in quantity on chalky soils. The moth is rare in the Poole Basin. Salt-resistant privet thickets in coastal undercliffs and on the Chesil Bank, also support colonies. Although the moth is single brooded between late June and July in the UK, a separate single brood is suspected from early-May, with the main brood on the wing between late-June and early August; there is an occasional partial second generation in late August and early September most often at the end of hot summers.

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