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Dingy Skipper?

Observed: 25th May 2010 By: js526
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
js526’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata) interacts


Dioctria's picture


The male rests with the tip of the abdomen curled upwards which is probably the 'bump' you saw on its back.


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Small Phoenix-Ecliptopera silaceata

Hi guys.
My first post by the way!
Yeah i can also confirm that this is a Small Phoenix, i have these in my Moth trap all the time. I love these Moths, they have so much detail!
The forewings of this moth are brown to blackish-brown with a black band across the centre of the wings. This is divided by pale lines.

Thanks guys

Martin Harvey's picture


Welcome to iSpot Phil, and agree that Small Pheonix is a smart moth!

Entomologist and biological recorder

js526's picture

Thank you

I was very unsure of this after looking at many, many images. So it is Small Phoenix.
Thank you all