Parapoynx badiusalis – Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth

Hodges # 4761

Caterpillar food: pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.)

Many of these moths came to my UV lights.  Larvae are aquatic.   The nearest pondweed I know of is in our neighbor’s pond – about 1/4 of a mile away.

I saw this one on 7/15/2010

8/19/2010

On bugguide