Parapoynx allionealis – Watermilfoil Leafcutter

Hodges # 4764

Caterpillar foods: various aquatic plants – White Waterlily (Nymphaea odorata), Floating Pondweed (Potamogeton natans), Small Pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus), Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), Broadleaf Watermilfoil (M. heterophyllum), Southern Watergrass (Hydrochtoa caroliniensis), Spikerush (Eleocharis vivipara), Floating Bladderwort (Utricularia inflata), Salvinia (Salvinia rotundifolia)  (Bugguide)

Caterpillars live in portable cases made of pieces of plant material  (Bugguide)

7/23/2014

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