Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Phoenix
Ecliptopera silaceata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1759 / 70.094
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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often frequent or common in vice-counties 62 to 64, less recorded in vice-counties 61 and 65 where there is generally less woodland. This species has increased in some areas of VC63 over the past two decades.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across all of the county except perhaps for the north-west. Numbers are stable.

Recorded in 161 (81%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: April - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Willowherbs and Enchanter's-nightshade
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2023264SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
09/09/2023165SE08 - West Witton
09/09/2023164SD66 - High Bentham
09/09/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
09/09/2023164SD77 - Ingleborough
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