Geometridae: Larentiinae

1754 (ABH70.089) Phoenix Eulithis prunata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08330

Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

This is one of the larger members of the Larentiinae.

 

Pupates between spun leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 17-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Black Currant (Ribes nigrum), Red Currant (Ribes rubrum), Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodlands, gardens where foodplant grows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 21 (7.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 25 August

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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2