Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)

Sunday, May 19, 2013 Adam Tilt 2 Comments

I popped the moth trap out for a couple of hours on Friday evening which was about as long as I dared in its current non-weatherproof guise. Despite the short operation window though it still managed to catch one moth in the shape of this intricately patterned Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata).

P1110106 - Small Phoenix (Ecliptopera silaceata)

With two outings and two successful catches I think we can consider my home built effort a success. A how to guide will be coming in the next few weeks if you want to have a bash at building one yourself.


  1. Looking forward to the 'how to' guide Adam.
    There's certainly some stunning moths, but we never usually get to see them.

  2. What a great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


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