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63.114 ~ 1345 ~ Elophila nymphaeata ~ Brown China-mark
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 25-33mm.

Confusion species

Nymphula stagnata.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Still water & slow flowing rivers.


Frogbit and bur-reed.

Lifestage data

Aquatic. Larva first mines leaf then lives in a floating case constructed of leaf fragments, when feeding it attaches itself to the underside of a leaf. Pupates in silken cocoon attached to a stem below surface.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin