Watermilfoil Leafcutter Moth (Parapoynx allionealis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Watermilfoil Leafcutter Moth (Parapoynx allionealis)

Larval hosts: a broad spectrum of 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)

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/12321

Lifecycle study information for this genus: http://www.apms.org/japm/vol12/v12p15.pdf

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