Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Nymphulinae: Nymphulini

Parapoynx badiusalis (Walker 1859)

Common name: listed here as ‘Pondweed moth.’

Hodges #: 4761.

Identification: Rfw 8.8 mm, hw with transverse lines straight, not parallel in course to orange marginal band.

Similar species: none in North Dakota.

Distribution: southern Canada and northern United States east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Potamogeton spp.– Pondweeds.


moth image

ND, Ransom Co., 12 mi. E Owego, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 26- viii- 1999. Hg/ UV light, coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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