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1759 ~ Small Phoenix ~ Ecliptopera silaceata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common and widespread species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 29-34mm.

Confusion species

Water Carpet, Broken-barred Carpet.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant occurs.

Foodplant

Willowherbs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in plant debris. Larva late June-late July and August-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 29th July 2010, Llanfyllin