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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-mid Sep.

Forewing: 12-16mm.

Foodplant: Various aquatic plants and pondweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041883188318832001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records27414917726273
Number of individuals429309202486114
Unique positions6448735820
Unique locations6645725515
Adult records26314316725172
Immature records60010

For the county, we have a total of 935 records from 253 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1345 Brown China-mark 08 Lateral
© Colin Duke
1345 Brown China-mark 07 Top
© Colin Duke
1345 Brown China-mark 06 larva
© Andy Nunn
1345 Brown China-mark 05 larval case and hibernaculum
© Andy Nunn
1345 Brown China-mark 02
© Alan Draper
1345 Brown China-mark 03 abberation
© Damian Money
1345 Brown China-mark 04 abberation
© Damian Money
1345 Brown China-mark 01
© Terry Box, 29 Jun 2010

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and locally common but not recorded from VC65.

Argus 47, 2004:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 28.6.2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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