The Moths of Suffolk
1350 Nymphula stagnata, Beautiful China-mark, (Donovan, 1806)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : bur-reeds (Sparganium), Yellow Water-lily (Nuphur lutea) 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 20-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultElophila nymphaeata, Brown China-mark
Parapoynx stratiotata, Ringed China-mark

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Eye (29.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Hickling Broad, Norfolk (11.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman