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Cataclysta lemnata
Small China-mark (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crambidae: Acentropinae
1354 / 63.116
Photo © John Furse,  Catfield Fen 2/6/17. In grass near car-parking area. ID confirmed by J.Clifton.

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: 18-24 mm.
Flight: June and August
Foodplant:   Duckweed.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Local.
Coastal and river valleys, Broads.
Distinctive row of blue-centred black dots on the hindwing.
Male slightly smaller and whiter.
Common and widespread in wetland habitats.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
10/07/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
09/07/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
08/07/2024128TF63Heacham
07/07/2024128TF63Heacham
03/07/2024127TG13Hempstead
01/07/2024227TG30Rockland Broad / Wheatfen
30/06/2024128TF51Terrington St John
29/06/2024127TG11Costessey
29/06/2024+27TG32Barton Turf
25/06/2024128TF74Titchwell
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