63.114 Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family
Crambidae: Acentropinae. 
 
Status
Resident. Common. 
 
Flight period
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VC72
First was found at Barony College at Parkgate on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists' meeting.
Other sites: Many.
 
VC73
First was found at Gushat Pond at Kirroughtree on 6th August 1989.
Other sites: Many.
 
VC74
First for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie on 12th July 1898 by the Gordon brothers.
Other sites: Black Loch near Mochrum, Carsegowan Moss, Clayshant Gravel-works, Craigeach Moor, Culhorn Loch near Castle Kennedy, Dergoals Burn, Dranigower near New Luce, Gass, Glenstockadale near Leswalt, Kirkbride Church at Drummore, Logan Loch, Monreith, Newton Stewart, The Forest, Torrs Warren.
 
Life cycle
Univoltine.
 
Larval foodplants
Aquatic. Larvae feed on pondweeds, bur-reed and frogbit where they mine a leaf during September to June, later living in floating case attached to the underside of a leaf. Pupates from a silken cocoon below the surface of the water.
 
Identification
Care required to separate from other Elophila sp.

Habitat
Margins of ponds, lochs and slow flowing rivers and burns with lush vegetation.

Recorders' notes

© Keith Naylor, Knowetop Lochs SWT, 1 August 2004

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