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Small Phoenix
Ecliptopera silaceata

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

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on rosebay willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), broad-leaved willowherb (Epilobium montanum), and related species. In Dorset, the moth is widely distributed and found in a various habitats. It occurs near rivers, streams, ditches and ponds where rosebay willowherb abounds, and in disturbed woodland, hedgebanks, gardens and waste places where broad-leaved willowherb grows. It has been found most commonly at Whiteway... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/201919SY98 Wareham
18/08/201919SY98 Wareham
14/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne
14/08/201919SU00 Wimborne
12/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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