(erroneously known as Paraponyx myina)
ACENTROPINAE, CRAMBIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(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:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 19 (1859), p. 961.
(updated 9 September 2010)