Phoenix Moth (Eulithis prunata)
The phoenix moth is a geometer moth found worldwide. Swedish entomologist Carl Linnaeus first described this species in 1758.
Description and Identification
It is green with a segmented body.
After maturing, the larva begins to pupate.
Sexual Dimorphism: Present but not prominent.
Color and Appearance
Forewing: When the wings are opened, they are dark brown with white bands that have black arrow stains. When the wings are closed, the colors are still visible.
Hindwing: When the wings are opened, they are gray with three bright wavy lines. When the wings are closed, the gray color is observable.
Average wingspan: 2.8-3.7 cm
Flight pattern: Erratic
he egg overwinters and undergoes hibernation.
|Habitat||Bushy grasslands, forests, hedge areas, and stream margins|
|Lifespan of Adults||Not recorded|
|Host Plants||Alpine Currant, Blackcurrant, Golden Currant, Gooseberry, and Redcurrant|
|Adult Diet||Does not feed|
Did You Know
- There are three sub-species of these moths – Eulithis prunata prunata, Eulithis prunata leucoptera, and Eulithis prunata teberdensis.