|Phoenix (Eulithis prunata)|
A moth of goodly stone (Eulithis – like the Barred Straw) and connected to the plum genus (prunata) despite the fact that the larva feeds (and overwinters as an egg) on black and red currant bushes. Where does the Phoenix come from? The idea of change from larva to pupa in the moth-cycle might promote the idea of ‘rebirth’ but why apply it to this particular moth? What ashes have caused it to be raised from the dead? The uplifted abdomen (similar to the Scorched Tip) is clearly apparent and the markings are bright and well defined.
|Phoenix (Eulithis prunata) side detail|