Small Phoenix

Ecliptopera silaceata


Wingspan 30mm. The fore-wings are dark with a pattern of pale sinuous marks from front to rear. There is a series of dark, wedge-shaped marks, bordered with white, towards the distal part of the wing.


Woodland, woodland edge and hedgerows. The larvae feed on Willow Herbs.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and well distributed throughout most of Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to October.