Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Craniophora ligustri
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Craniophora ligustri
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 34
Species With Barcodes: 1
Western Europe to Central Europe to the Russian Far East, northern China, Japan, Korea. In the North, the range extends to southern Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Central Russia (approximately St. North to St. Petersburg) as well as the Ukraine. However, on the Iberian Peninsula, the species is limited to the North. In the Eastern Mediterranean, it reaches Northern Greece with smaller isolated occurrence in Central Greece and the Peloponnese. The distribution area also includes Israel, Asia minor and the Caucasus. It occurs in Cyprus.
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The wingspan is 30–35 mm.Forewing purplish fuscous, more or less greenish-tinged, with a paler patch beyond the cell ; prothorax conspicuously whitish. — ab. sundevalli Lampa is a form in which both forewing and thorax are entirely dark olivegreen.- ab. nigra Tutt has the forewing black throughout, without any green tinge, and has only been taken in the North of England; lastly, in ab. coronula Haw. the white apex is suffused with grey brown instead of green, with a white lunule on its inner edge. The white patch diastal to the reniform appears to resemble a crown,hence the name Coronet.
The moth flies from April to September depending on the location.
- Seitz, A. Ed., 1914 Die Großschmetterlinge der Erde, Verlag Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart Band 3: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen eulenartigen Nachtfalter, 1914
- "Robinson, G. S., P. R. Ackery, I. J. Kitching, G. W. Beccaloni & L. M. Hernández, 2010. HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.".
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