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Genus Parapoynx

Polymorphic Pondweed Moth - Parapoynx maculalis Parapoynx allionealis Floating-heart Waterlily Moth - Hodges#4763 - Parapoynx seminealis moth ID - Parapoynx allionealis Elophila (gyralis)? - Parapoynx Parapoynx allionealis - Watermilfoil Leafcutter - Parapoynx allionealis Female Parapoynx obscuralis - Parapoynx obscuralis - female Obscure Pondweed Moth - Parapoynx obscuralis
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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
Numbers
7 species in North America listed at nearctica.com and All-Leps
Size
wingspan 18-22 mm
Identification
forewing usually pale, crossed by several darker bands or transverse stripes
Range
United States and southern Canada east of the Rockies
also represented in Eurasia
Habitat
vegetated ponds, marshes, lake edges; adults found on vegetation near standing water
Season
adults fly in spring and summer
Food
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)