The Moths of Suffolk
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata, Ringed China-mark, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Fens, woodland, grassland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : pondweeds (Potomogeton), Canadian Waterweed (Elodea canadensis), Hornwort ( Ceratophyllum spp) and other water plants

Morley's Final Catalogue : Both (referring to P. stratiotata and N. stagnata) common in all our marshes, and occasionally at light

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 22-24mm, female 28-30mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNymphula stagnata, Beautiful China-mark

Compare confusion species
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Eye (7.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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VC25, Gorleston, Suffolk (5.viii.2010) © Brian Jones
Carlton Marshes, Suffolk (31.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman