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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 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: April - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Willowherbs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
17/09/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
16/09/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
08/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
04/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK04

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