Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Elophila nymphaeata Linnaeus, 1758
Brown China-mark

Family: Crambidae
Checklist Number: 63.114

An uncommon and attractive species, that can be quite variable, which is found from July to August

Aquatic plants, such as pondweeds Potamogeton species, White Water-lily Nymphaea alba and Yellow Water-lily Nuphar lutea, are used by the larvae

Elophila nymphaeata
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