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Species Parapoynx badiusalis - Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth - Hodges#4761

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Acentropinae
Tribe Nymphulini
Genus Parapoynx
Species badiusalis (Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth - Hodges#4761)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Pondweed moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parapoynx badiusalis (Walker, 1859)
Nymphula badiusalis (Walker, 1859)
Cymoriza badiusalis Walker, 1859
Wingspan about 20 mm.
Beadle & Leckie (2012) reported southeastern Canada and eastern United States. (1)
The larvae are found in vegetated ponds, marshes, lakeshores with emergent aquatic plants; adults on vegetation bordering these habitats.
The main flight period is May to September.
Habeck (1974) reported larvae reared on largeleaf pondweed, whitestem pondweed, Richardson pondweed, flatstem pondweed, and northern milfoil. Habeck mentions other hosts are likely. (2)