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  The Phoenix Eulithis prunata  

B&F: 1754

ABH: 70.089

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Fairly common.

Primary Habitat: Gardens.

Flight Period: Single brooded in July and August.

Localities: Deanshanger School grounds, Horn Wood, Brampton Wood and Short Wood.

Observations: The moth is common at m.v. light in my garden in Kettering where it feeds on the old currant and gooseberry bushes. It is also present locally in woodland and hedgerows throughout the county where currant and gooseberry introductions occur.

L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Common.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.