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Elophila nymphaeata

(Linnaeus, 1758)1345 / 63.114
=Nymphula nymphaeata

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding beneath the surface of ponds and lakes on pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.), frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), bur-reeds (Sparganium spp.), water-lily (Nymphaceae) and other aquatic species. In Dorset, the moth is frequent locally in pond and slow-flowing river habitats where broad-leaved pondweed (Potamogeton natans) is dominant, and in acid mire where bog pondweed (Potamogeton polygonifolius) grows.

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Additional Stats

Wingspan: 22-30 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Water plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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