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1350 Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata

(Hufnagel, 1767)

Distribution Map

Using datasets:
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
BRERC April 2013: Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
HBRG Insects Dataset: Highland Biological Recording Group
GiGL professional survey records (Last 10 years): Greenspace Information for Greater London
Devon incidental species records 1950-2002: Devon Biodiversity Records Centre
Herefordshire Biological Records Centre Species Records: Herefordshire Biological Records Centre
St Helens Wildlife Dataset: St Helens Wildlife Recording Group
Sheffield Biological Records Centre- Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups. : Sheffield Biological Records Centre
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Anglesey Abbey wildlife species data held by The National Trust.: National Trust
Rotherham Biological Records Centre - Non-sensitive Records from all taxonomic groups: Rotherham Biological Records Centre
North Merseyside Insects (unverified): Merseyside BioBank
NRW Regional Data : South East Wales Non-sensitive Species Records: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Lepidoptera: Moths: Records for Kent: Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre
Wiltshire & Swindon Site-based Survey Records: Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre
Natural England species data for SSSI within Worcestershire from date of notification to present: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Lepidoptera species distribution dataset from 1981 to 2008 for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Dorset SSSI Species Records 1952 - 2004 (Natural England): Dorset Environmental Records Centre
Buglife (Scotland) Invertebrate records : Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
RHS monitoring of native and naturalised plants and animals at its gardens and surrounding areas: Royal Horticultural Society
Tullie House Museum Natural History Collections: Tullie House Museum
NRW Regional Data: North Wales: Cofnod (North Wales Environmental Information Service)
Records for Fife Nature Records Centre: Fife Nature Records Centre
Records from the RHS insect reference collection: Royal Horticultural Society
SNHG Biological Records Dataset: Seil Natural History Group
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. Lepidoptera Observation Records. Pre-2010 for Cumbria : Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Commissioned surveys and staff surveys and reports for Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves - Unassessed data: Scottish Wildlife Trust
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Survey and monitoring records for Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves from reserve convenors and Trust volunteers - Unassessed data: Scottish Wildlife Trust
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
NTS Properties Species Records 1800-2013: National Trust for Scotland
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Lepidoptera Records up to April 2010: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
WBRC Species data for Worcestershire collated by date.: Worcestershire Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway: Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre
SER Species-based Surveys: Staffordshire Ecological Record
Sussex Moth data for 2011 and 2012 DEFRA FUNDED: Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre
Chippenham Fen Moth surveillance project: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre

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Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata

(Hufnagel, 1767)

Wingspan 18-22 mm.

One of the more distinctive and beautiful members of the Pyralidae, this is another species whose larvae are aquatic, feeding on bur-reed (Sparganium) and other water plants.

Found fairly commonly around lakes, rivers and ponds throughout Britain, the moths are on the wing during July and August.

It flies in the evening and at night, and comes readily to light.

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