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Genus Urodus

Urodus parvula Black moth - Urodus parvula Bumelia Webworm Moth - Hodges #2415 - Urodus parvula Bumelia Webworm Moth - Hodges #2415 - Urodus parvula unknown moth - Urodus parvula Pupae baskets - Urodus parvula moth - Urodus parvula Florida Moth - Urodus parvula
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Urodoidea (False Burnet Moths)
Family Urodidae (False Burnet Moths)
Genus Urodus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly placed in the Ermine Moths, Yponomeutidae.
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Herrich-Schaffer, 1854.
Numbers lists one species, Urodus parvula.

family Urodidae
As you noted, the genus Urodus is placed in Urodidae. This page says it was transferred from Yponomoeutidae to Urodidae by Kyrki in 1988, and included in Urodidae by Dugdale et al in 1999 (in Kristensen's Lepidoptera: Moths and butterflies., which most people seem to be following these days)

Moved to Urodidae
Sounds good, it's moved. Thanks for the information.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina