Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


Genus Yponomeuta

Spotted moth - Yponomeuta American Ermine Moth - Yponomeuta multipunctella orchard ermine moth - Yponomeuta padella Black spotted white moth - Yponomeuta Yponomeuta cagnagella? - Yponomeuta American Ermine Moth? - Yponomeuta Hodges#2423.1 - Yponomeuta cagnagella Yponomeuta plumbella - Yponomeuta
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Subfamily Yponomeutinae
Genus Yponomeuta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Yponomeuta Latreille, 1796
Explanation of Names
See family account for origin as a typographic error.
8 species in North America (1)
wingspan 20-25 mm
Species identification difficult. Counting the number of spots is often not a reliable method for determining species. Many of the images placed under species should probably be moved back here to genus.
Throughout North America; genus is holarctic.
Internet References
pinned adult image of Y. multipunctella plus description and other info (Gerald Fauske, Moths of North Dakota)