Geometridae: Larentiinae

1759 (ABH70.094) Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08338

Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, male. 26th May 2013
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, male. 26th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
near Llanbedr, Harlech, N Wales. 4th Sept. 2013
 Photo © nick
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 13th Aug. 2015. MV trap.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 13th Aug. 2015. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-17mm.
Foodplant(s): willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), Enchanter's-nightshade (Circaea lutetiana)
Flying: Two generations, late April-June and late July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and open habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 07 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata
Orton Waterville
Orton Waterville
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Phoenix Eulithis prunata
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2