Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Floating-heart Waterlilly Moth
Parapoynx seminealis (Walker, 1859)


Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Acentropinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 2.0 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: 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
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: eastern United States from New England to Florida
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.