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Ecliptopera silaceata (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Ecliptopera silaceata)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Larentiinae tribe Cidariini genus Ecliptopera → species Ecliptopera silaceata

Species name(s)

Ecliptopera silaceata (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = insulata (Haworth, 1809) = cuneata (Donovan, 1810) = silacearia (Boisduval, 1840) = Diactinia silaceata Denis and Schiffermüller], 1775. [9, 10, 186]

Small Phoenix.



This species marks on the maps: 5.

Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Nearctic.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky*; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

14—15 mm.


23—30 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Ecliptopera silaceata)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland,Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: East Caucasian, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay , of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy,Primorye, Sakhalin, the North Okhotsk, North Urals, Mid-Amur (?) Mid-Volzhsky, Average Okhotsk, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3].
  • Ареал: лиственные леса Европы, Азия и Северная Америка. [85].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 23-30 mm. [PC93].
  • Длина переднего крыла — около 1,5 см, цвет крыльев — коричневая либо темно-коричневая, с более светлым рисунком. [85].

General info about Imago

  • Встречается в болотных лесах, по берегам водоемов, на заливных лугах и полянах влажных смешанных лесов. [85].

Imago lifespan

  • Две генерации: середина апреля — середина июня, начало июля — конец августа. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Epilobium, Impatiens. [28].
  • Кипрей (Epilobium angustifolium, Epilobium rosmarinifolium), двулепестник (Circaea lutetiana) и недотроги (Impatiens noli-tangere, Impatiens minor). [85].

Larva lifespan

  • Кипрейная ларенция на стадии гусеницы встречается с августа по сентябрь и с начала июня до конца июля. [85].

Overwintering stage

  • Гусеница. [85].

Subspecies of Ecliptopera silaceata


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Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

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19.07.2015 14:49, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 23—30 mm.

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