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Species Parapoynx seminealis - Floating-heart Waterlily Moth - Hodges#4763

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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 seminealis (Floating-heart Waterlily Moth - Hodges#4763)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Floating-heart Waterlily Leafcutter
Wingspan about 20 mm (MPG); forewing 8 - 13 mm.(1)
Eastern United States from New England to Florida
Larvae feed on leaves of floatingheart: Big Floatingheart (Nymphoides aquatica) in Florida, and probably Little Floatingheart (N. cordata) or Yellow Floatingheart (N. peltata) in the northeast where Big Floatingheart does not occur
Print References
Buckingham, Gary R., and Christine A. Bennett. 2001. Life History and Laboratory Host Range Tests of Parapoynx seminealis (Walker) (Crambidae: Nymphulinae) in Florida, U.S.A. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 55(3): 111-118.
- available in PDF format in Internet References link below
Internet References
pinned adult image (John Snyder, Furman U., South Carolina)
species account; PDF doc with photos and lab rearing information (Gary Buckingham and Christine Bennett, U. of Florida)
common name reference [Floating-heart Waterlily Leafcutter] (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
distribution (Dalton State College, Georgia)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1A. Scopariinae, Nymphulinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.