The Phoenix - Eulithis prunata
Wingspan 30-35 mm. With a wingspan of around 40mm, this is one of the larger members of the Larentiinae. Distinctively marked with rich deep browns. Sometimes rests with tail slightly raised.
It is most often found in cultivated areas, gardens and the like.
The adults are on the wing in July and August.
Feeds mainly on the leaves of Black Currant, Red Currant and related Ribes.
It is found throughout most of the British Isles but is not particularly common anywhere. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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