Waterlily Leaf Cutter
Synclita obliteralis
Pyralidae
Hodges 4755

  

Left photo Darryl Searcy, Conecuh County, AL, April 2007
Right photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida, June 2010

   
Photo courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida, July 2010

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 396. The moth is sexually dimorphic, the male is more broad-winged than the female. The wings are grayish-brown, with dark brown shading and whitish lines. The reniform spot is a whitish crescent. In females the light areas are paler than in males and are less sharply marked. Caterpillar host plants are duckweed, pondweed, waterlilies, and other aquatic plants.

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