Moths of North Carolina
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View PDFCrambidae Members: 3 NC Records

Parapoynx maculalis (Clemens, 1860) - Polymorphic Pondweed Moth

Superfamily: Pyraloidea Family: CrambidaeSubfamily: AcentropinaeTribe: NymphuliniP3 Number: 800734.00 MONA Number: 4759.00
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Munroe (1972a)                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Larval Host Plants: Larve feed on a variety of aquatic plants
See also Habitat Account for General Herbaceous Ponds
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR S1S3
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.

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Photos: 2

Recorded by: Ed Corey on 2020-07-21
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-06-18
Onslow Co.