Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Phoenix
Ecliptopera silaceata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1759 / 70.094

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very local, and somewhat rare in certain woods: not at Bentley where is no Circaea. Raydon Wood (Garrett) in 1894 (Baylis) 1933 (Doughty) and 1934, when several occurred in felled Letheringham Park (Mly). Before 1890 at Ipswich, Needham and Stowmarket, as well as Beccles (Crf) and Fritton in 1929 (Wiltshire).

Recent Suffolk Status: Fairly common.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Water carpet flies earlier in the year and is bigger. Phoenix is also a much bigger moth and more brown in colouration.

Habitat: Various habitats including gardens, waste ground, woodland rides and clearings.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2023126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
13/08/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
12/08/2023125TM28 - Mendham
11/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
11/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Willowherbs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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