Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata
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Phoenix
Eulithis prunata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1754 / 70.089

A common resident across the region.

Found in gardens, allotments, woodland.

Overwinters as an egg. The adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Note Very similar to Water Carpet which is smaller and flies in April and May.

Recorded in 89 (64%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current, Gooseberry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
22/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
17/08/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
13/08/2019+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
12/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32

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