Ecliptopera silaceata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 18 May 2009
Ecliptopera silaceata Adult


© Robin Howard

Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Phoenix
La Cidarie ochracée

Wingspan: 27-37mm

Imago: A bivoltine species on the wing from May to September when it is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded from a variety of habitats from woodland to calcareous grassland.

Larva: Feeds on Impatiens and Epilobium, before overwintering as a pupa within plant debris.