Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nymphuliella daeckealis (Haimbach, 1915)
Haimbach, 1915 (1)
Heinrich, 1940 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of German-born entomologist Von Adolf Erich Daecke
who collected the type specimen.
is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (3)
The original description as Nymphula broweri Heinrich, is available in the print references below.
New Jersey to Florida(4)
, and west to at least Colorado(5)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Type locality: Brown's Mills Junction, New Jersey, VI 22 1907 (Mr. E. Daecke).
Adults are most common from May to October. (3)
Larvae feed on leaves of water lilies and water hyacinth. (5)
Females lay eggs near the edge of the leaf or on the leaf’s underside. Larvae overwinter attached to underwater stems of host plant and the resume feeding in the spring. (5)
Detailed life cycle information is in the PDF. (8)
Considered a major pest of water gardens. (5)
Haimbach, F., 1915. New Heterocera (Lep.). Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Heinrich, C. 1940. Some new American pyralidoid moths. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
, pl.6-7; figs.3-3b, 10. (9)