Geometridae: Larentiinae

08330 Phoenix Eulithis prunata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1754 (ABH70.089)


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:


Woodlands, gardens where foodplant grows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata

Larva Type:
Green, brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs: