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Species Parapoynx maculalis - Polymorphic Pondweed Moth - Hodges#4759

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Classification
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 maculalis (Polymorphic Pondweed Moth - Hodges#4759)
Hodges Number
4759
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parapoynx maculalis (Clemens, 1860)
Sironia maculalis Clemens, 1860
Nymphula maculalis
* phylogenetic sequence #143625
Size
TL 8-15mm (1)
Identification
Adult: FW grayish brown, boldly marked with large white spots. Darker individual are uniformly gray or brown. (1)
Range
Eastern half of North America. (2), (1)
Type locality: Lake Teedyuskung, Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania.
Food
Various aquatic plants. (1)
Life Cycle
See Welch (1916) for an interesting account of the life history of this moth.
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to the study of Lepidopterology - No. 5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 218-219
Welch, P.S. 1916. Contribution to the biology of certain aquatic Lepidoptera. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 9(2): 160-181, pl.7-9, f.1-19
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group