Parapoynx crisonalis (Walker, 1859)
(erroneously known as Paraponyx myina)
ACENTROPINAE ,   CRAMBIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Parapoynx crisonalis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

These Caterpillars live underwater eating various species of pond weed.

The wings of the adult of this species have a pattern of various shades of brown, and white. The hindwings each have a dark spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found around the world, including:

  • China,
  • Great Britain,
  • India,
  • Japan,
  • Taiwan,
  • Thailand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 19 (1859), p. 961.


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    (updated 9 September 2010)