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Elophila nymphaeata
Brown China-mark (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crambidae: Acentropinae
1345 / 63.114
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  17/07/2020 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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Beautiful China-mark
Nymphula nitidulata
Wingspan: 22-30 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Water plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Variable ground colour from tan to dark chocolate.

Common and widespread even recorded from woodland and gardens.
'China-marks' are unusual in that their larvae are entirely aquatic, Brown China-mark larvae inhabiting a floating leaf case.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
10/07/2024127TG01Lyng
10/07/2024127TG13Hempstead
09/07/2024227TG11Costessey
05/07/2024127TG11Costessey
04/07/2024127TG42Eccles
04/07/2024128TL99Great Hockham
02/07/2024+27TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
29/06/2024127TG14Sheringham Park
29/06/2024+27TG32Barton Turf
29/06/2024127TG30Rockland Broad / Wheatfen
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