Geometridae: Larentiinae

08338 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1759 (ABH70.094)


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:


Woodland and open habitats.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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Western Stara Planina, Serbia, 10th June 2016. Male
Western Stara Planina, Serbia, 10th June 2016. Male
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Larva Type:
Green, brown, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: