Brown China Mark Elophila nymphaeata
There are more moths called China Marks in English. One of them is the Brown China Mark, depicted here. Reaching a wingspan of some 33 mm a rather big species. Its caterpillar lives under water as well, mainly on pondweed. In Britain it is on the wing mainly from late June to August, on the continent it starts flying in May and can be seen until the beginning of October. Common all over the British Isles, but only in places where the food plant can be found. It regularly appears in garden ponds, so it is often seen in gardens.