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Phoenix
Eulithis prunata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1754 / 70.089
Photo © Stuart Read,  Great Cornard garden 06/07/2018

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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata
Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Currant, Gooseberry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Considered somewhat common in 1890. I have never seen it here (Morley). ''Very common in a Sudbury garden'' (Bloomfiel's Adds.); Copdock in 1896(Hkg); twelve at Yoxford on 21 August 1895 (Pyett); Beccles, Fritton and Gorleston 1923-35 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local. Rarer in gardens in recent times.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Water carpet flies much earlier in the year.

Habitat: Gardens, wet woodland containing currant bushes.

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
01/07/2024126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
22/06/2024126TL84Sudbury/Glemsford
13/08/2023126TL96Thurston/Elmswell
25/07/2023125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
18/07/2023126TL84Sudbury/Glemsford
11/07/2023126TL96Thurston/Elmswell
11/07/2023126TL84Sudbury/Glemsford
10/07/2023225TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/07/2023226TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
25/06/2023225TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
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