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1754 ~ Phoenix ~ Eulithis prunata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon, but well distributed species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 37-42mm.

Confusion species

Water Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Gardens, woodland and along water courses.


Blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-June. Pupate in spun leaves on the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 6th July 2010, Llanfyllin