|1350 ~ Nymphula stagnata ~ Beautiful China-mark|
Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain as far north as southern Scotland where it is more local.
Recorded from a handful of sites in the southern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 20-25mm.
Elophila nymphaeata and pale forms could resemble male Parapoynx stratiotata.
time & Voltinity
Still water & slow flowing rivers.
Bur-reed and yellow water lily.
Aquatic. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first enters stem, mining pith in all directions, later sometimes feeding in spun leaves just below water surface. Pupates in white silken cocoon attached to a plant.
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Photo by PRW, 24th June 2010, Commins Coch