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Cataclysta lemnata

(Linnaeus, 1758)1354 / 63.116

Davey, P., 2009: A species of stagnant water habitat in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding on duckweeds (Lemna spp.). In Dorset, the moth is very local, colonising ponds at Hengistbury Head, Eastern Lake on Studland Heath, open freshwater reedbed at Lodmoor, and water meadows at Wareham. The national norm is for a single brood between June and August, but a bivoltine cycle is suspected in Dorset, with moths on the wing over a three-month period; the species is... Read More


Additional Stats

Wingspan: 18-24 mm.
Flight: June and August
Foodplant:   Duckweed.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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