Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Watermilfoil Leafcutter Moth
Parapoynx allionealis (Walker, 1859)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Acentropinae
Wing Span:
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Caterpillars feed on various aquatic plants, e.g. white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata, floating pondweed (Potamogeton natans), small pondweed (P. pusillus), Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), broadleaf watermilfoil (M. heterophyllum), southern watergrass (Hydrochtoa caroliniensis), spikerush (Eleocharis vivipara, floating bladderwort (Utricularia inflata), and salvinia (Salvinia rotundifolia). (Habeck 1974)
Adult Food:
Management Needs:
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