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Small Phoenix
Ecliptopera silaceata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1759 / 70.094

A common resident found throughout the region.

Found wherever willowherbs grow.

Overwinters as a pupa while the adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 118 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: April - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Willowherbs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
07/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
06/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
05/09/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO48
03/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO35

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