Pyralidae: Acentropinae

06416 Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1345 (ABH63.114)


General Information

This species has a ground colour which varies from tan to dark chocolate.


The larvae are entirely aquatic.

Wingspan: 22-30 mm.
Foodplant(s): aquatic plants
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata (=stagnata)