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Phoenix
Eulithis prunata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1754 / 70.089

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on red currant (Ribes rubrum), black currant (Ribes nigrum) and gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa). In Dorset, the moth is frequent in areas close to allotments and nurseries where host foodplants are grown for domestic use, and from damp woodland where red currant forms an understory. Phoenix moths have been trapped in Briars Wood, Oakers Wood, Arne Wood, Chetterwood, Holt Forest and Boys Wood. The national norm is for a single brood in... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current, Gooseberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
11/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
07/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
05/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
05/08/201919SY79 Puddletown

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