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Species Ypsolopha gerdanella - Hodges#2383

Ypsolopha delicatella? - Ypsolopha gerdanella Crambus leachellus - Ypsolopha gerdanella
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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 Ypsolophidae
Genus Ypsolopha
Species gerdanella (Ypsolopha gerdanella - Hodges#2383)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ypsolopha gerdanella (Busck, 1903)
Abebaea gerdanella Busck, 1903
See Busck, A. 1903 below.
See Also
Ypsolopha delicatella has a dark streak along the inner margin which is darker than the streak along the coastal margin.
Ypsolopha leptaula is darker and less red with white thorax sprinkled with dark scales
Print References
Busck, A. 1903. Notes on the Cerostoma group of Yponomeutidae, with descriptions of new North American species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 11: 53 (1)