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Elophila nymphaeata
Brown China-mark (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crambidae: Acentropinae
1345 / 63.114
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Similar Norfolk Species
Beautiful China-mark
Nymphula nitidulata
Wingspan: 22-30 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Water plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Variable ground colour from tan to dark chocolate.

Common and widespread even recorded from woodland and gardens.
'China-marks' are unusual in that their larvae are entirely aquatic, Brown China-mark larvae inhabiting a floating leaf case.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/09/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/09/2021227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
09/09/2021227TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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