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EENY583: Hydrilla leafcutter moth (unofficial common name) Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Figure 3. An early instar of Parapoynx diminutalis Snellen (left). Larvae are mobile and retreat into a cocoon between feedings. Cocoons are constructed of plant materials and attached to a hydrilla stem (right).

Credit: Julie Baniszewski, University of Florida.