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Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1759 / 70.094
Photo © Nigel Partridge,  08-05-2013 Loosley Row, Bucks.

Similar Upper Thames Species
Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata
Eulithis prunata
Foodplant:   Willowherbs and Enchanter's-nightshade
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 71 (91%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2022122SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
03/09/2022122SU56 - Thatcham / Aldermaston
24/08/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
22/08/2022124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
22/08/2022124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
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