Crambidae: Acentropinae

1350 (ABH63.118) Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata (=stagnata), (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR06431

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The larvae of this species are entirely aquatic.


Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Foodplant(s): bur-reeds (Sparganium spp.), aquatic plants
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds and Fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 38 (14.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 May to 23 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata
Female, Great Staughton
Female, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata

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