Cataclysta lemnata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 1 August 2014
Cataclysta lemnata Adult female


© Robin Howard

Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small China Mark

Wingspan: 16-22mm

A single record of this univoltine species exists at Las Descargues. On the wing from May to October it is primarily a wetland species which may account for its scarcity at LD some 300m above any such habitat.

Larvae feed on various aquatic plants including Duckweeds.


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