Crambidae: Acentropinae

1354 (ABH63.116) Small China-mark Cataclysta lemnata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06423

Earith
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 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
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General Information

This moth has a distinctive row of blue-centred black dots on the hindwing. The male is slightly smaller and whiter than the female.


Wingspan: 18-24 mm.
Foodplant(s): duckweeds (Lemna spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Coastal areas, river valleys and wetland areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 84 (31.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 21 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 26 June to 26 June