chestnut-marked pondweed moth

(Parapoynx badiusalis)

chestnut-marked pondweed moth
Photo by Scott Bemman
  Hodges #

4761

 
 
Conservation Status
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Chestnut-marked pondweed moth is a small aquatic crambid moth. It occurs in northern United States from the East Coast to Minnesota and Iowa, and in adjacent Canadian provinces. Adults are found from May to September around ponds and lake shores with emergent aquatic plants and in marshes. Larvae are aquatic and feed on pondweed.

Adults are 516 to ½ (8 to 12 mm) long and have a wingspan of about ¾ (20 mm). The wings broad and are held spread out when at rest. They are white with bold black bands and a golden-yellow marginal band.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 516 to ½ (8 to 12 mm)

Wingspan: about ¾ (20 mm)

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Marshes, ponds, and lake shores

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

May to September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

Adults will come to light. The wings are held spread out when at rest.

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Larva Hosts

 
 

Pondweed (Potamogeton spp.)

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

21, 24, 29, 30, 71, 82.

 
  9/12/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)  
 

Suborder

Glossata  
 

Infraorder

Neolepidoptera  
  Parvorder Heteroneura  
  No Rank Ditrysia  
  No Rank Obtectomera  
 

Superfamily

Pyraloidea (pyralid and crambid snout moths)  
 

Family

Crambidae (crambid snout moths)  
 

Subfamily

Acentropinae  
 

Tribe

Nymphulini  
 

Genus

Parapoynx  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Cymoriza badiusalis

Nymphula badiusalis

Parapoynx albalis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

chestnut-marked pondweed moth

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth (Crambidae: Parapoynx badinsalis)
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About

Jun 26, 2010

Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (25 June 2010). Thank you to John and Jane Balaban (@Bugguide.net) for identifying this moth!

 
  Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth (Crambidae: Parapoynx badinsalis)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Jul 29, 2010

A common small moth found on the refuge this time of year. Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (28 July 2010). Thank you to John and Jane Balaban (@ Bugguide.net) for identifying this specimen!

 
       

 

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8/13/2021

Location: Sparta, WI

chestnut-marked pondweed moth  
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Summer 2020

Location: Hayes Lake State Park

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