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Genus Parapoynx

Crambid - Parapoynx seminealis Unidentified white moth - Parapoynx allionealis Parapoynx badiusalis Parapoynx maculalis - male Parapoynx maculalis - male Parapoynx diminutalis Pennsylvania Moth - Parapoynx allionealis Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth - Parapoynx badiusalis
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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
7 species in North America listed at and All-Leps
wingspan 18-22 mm
forewing usually pale, crossed by several darker bands or transverse stripes
United States and southern Canada east of the Rockies
also represented in Eurasia
vegetated ponds, marshes, lake edges; adults found on vegetation near standing water
adults fly in spring and summer
larvae are aquatic, feeding on a variety of submerged freshwater plants
Internet References
pinned adult images of 5 species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult image of P. diminutalis from Australia, recently introduced to Florida (Nick Monaghan, Australia)
larva and adult images of P. diminutalis (US Army Corps of Engineers)