Anania coronata: Distribution map

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63.018 BF1378
Anania coronata

(Hufnagel, 1767)


Wingspan 22-26 mm.

Fairly common throughout England and Wales, and also Ireland, this easy to recognise species is often attracted to light.

The larvae feed on the young leaves of elder (Sambucus nigra), and the adults can sometimes be disturbed during the day from the foodplant.

June to July is the main flight period, and the larvae hibernate during the winter, pupating in the spring.
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