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Nymphula nitidulata
Beautiful China-mark (Donovan, 1806)
Crambidae: Acentropinae
1350 / 63.118
Photo © John Furse,  19/7/17 Lynford Arboretum BC moth event

Similar Norfolk Species
Brown China-mark
Elophila nymphaeata
Ringed China-mark
Parapoynx stratiotata
Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Bur-reed and other water plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Very distinctive and beautiful Pyralid.
Marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds and Fens. 'China-marks' are unusual in that their larvae are entirely aquatic.
Fairly common and scattered.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/08/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
18/08/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
12/08/2020428TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/08/2020327TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
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