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Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Phoenix
70.0940 (B&F: 1759)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Cidariini

A resident species in decline, usually occurring singly or sparingly, but occasionally fairly common at mv light in woodland clearings, it is rare along treeless parts of the coast. Largely well distributed and probably generally so in the far east but high numbers are episodic and local. Double-brooded, flying from early May to early June and from mid-July to early September. Larvae feed on willow-herb and enchanterlady's nightshade. (Pratt, 2011)

Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
f. insulata
Scotney, 24 v 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 03 v 2020
Photo: Bob Foreman
Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Friston, 30 vi 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 25 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 01 vi 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 21 vii 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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