Pyralidae: Acentropinae

06425 Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1348 (ABH63.117)


General Information

This moth is sexually diamorphic with the male being significantly smaller and whiter than the female. It has a diagnostic dark ring with a whitish centre on the forewing.


The larvae are entirely aquatic.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: m: 16-20 mm, f: 26-28 mm.
Foodplant(s): aquatic plants
Flying: One generation, June-September
National status:


Wetland areas including gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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