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Family Attevidae - Tropical Ermine Moths

Ailanthus Webworm - Atteva aurea Ailanthus Webworm Moth For Illinois In September - Atteva aurea Happy first encounter. ID, please. - Atteva aurea Ailanthus webworm - Atteva aurea Atteva aurea - Ailanthus Webworm Moth - Atteva aurea Ailanthus Webworm Moth - Atteva aurea Ailanthus Webworm moth - Atteva aurea On my cucumber plant - Atteva aurea
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Attevidae (Tropical Ermine Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Has sometimes been considered a subfamily (Attevinae) of Yponomeutidae; recent analyses have restored it to a full family.
Print References
Sohn et al. 2013. A Molecular Phylogeny for Yponomeutoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Ditrysia) and Its Implications for Classification, Biogeography and the Evolution of Host Plant Use. PLoS One. 8(1): e55066.
Internet References