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Elophila nymphaeata

(Linnaeus, 1758)1345 / 63.114
=Nymphula nymphaeata

General comments:
Widespread and common resident.

The aquatic larvae at first mine leaves of water plants and later feed externally from a case constructed of cut sections of leaves. Almost any well-vegetated static water body will suffice, including garden ponds and though some adults may disperse, the distribution map is probably a close representation of the true breeding distribution in the county.

Recorded in 33 (80%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2024120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
15/06/2024121TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
09/09/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
01/09/2023120TL31 - Hertford
23/08/2023120TL10 - St Albans
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Wingspan: 22-30 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Water plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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