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Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small China-mark
63.1160 (B&F: 1354)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Acentropinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini


A resident species often common to very common near ditches, ponds, lakes and dykes. Well distributed within a few miles of the East Sussex coast but less so elsewhere. Extremely local in high numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of May to mid September, sometimes to late September. Larvae feed on duckweed and frog-bit. (Pratt, 2011).

Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cuckfield, 06 vii 2019
Photo: Peter Lovett
Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 08 vi 2020
Photo: Graham Smith
Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 05 viii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 03 viii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ringmer, 14 v 2008
Photo: John Luck

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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