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.