Crambidae: Acentropinae

1348 (ABH63.117) Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06425

Female, Great Staughton
Female, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Female, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Male, Great Staughton
Male, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Female, Earith
Female, Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Female, Earith
Female, Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This moth is sexually diamorphic with the male being significantly smaller and whiter than the female. It has a diagnostic dark ring with a whitish centre on the forewing.

 

The larvae are entirely aquatic.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: m: 16-20 mm, f: 26-28 mm.
Foodplant(s): aquatic plants
Flying: One generation, June-September
National status: Common

Habitat

Wetland areas including gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 112 (41.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 02 October

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata (=stagnata)