Ringed China-mark - Parapoynx stratiotata

    Description

    Wingspan 15 to 28 mm. Although there are many variations of ground colour, this species is readily recognised by the dark ring with whitish centre on the forewing.

    Habitat

    Near to ponds, lakes canals etc.

    When to see it

    Flies from June to August, being attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larva is an aquatic feeder, living on pondweeds and other aquatic plants.

    UK Status

    It is found in suitable habitat mainly in the southern half of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    Reference
    63.117 BF1348

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map