Crambidae: Acentropinae

1345 (ABH63.114) Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR06416

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 11th Sept. 2015. MV trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 11th Sept. 2015. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a ground colour which varies from tan to dark chocolate.

 

The larvae are entirely aquatic.


Wingspan: 22-30 mm.
Foodplant(s): aquatic plants
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 103 (38.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 29 May to 27 September

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