Elophila obliteralis – Waterlily Leafcutter Moth

Hodges # 4755

Caterpillar food: Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), Waterlettuce (Pistia stratiotes), and many other aquatic plant species  (Bugguide)

Males are smaller and darker, with broader wings.   (Bugguide)

8/30/2012   female

Synclita obliteralis 8-30-12 1

 

8/30/2012  male

Synclita obliteralis 8-30-12 2

 

7/10/2015

 

7/16/2014

 

7/26/2014

 

8/3/2016

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