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Genus Yponomeuta

Tent Caterpillars? - Yponomeuta cagnagella Apple Ermine Moth on Pacific Crabapple - Yponomeuta malinellus Euonymus caterpillars - Yponomeuta cagnagella web-spinning caterpillars - Yponomeuta cagnagella Unknown Caterpillars - Yponomeuta Unknown Caterpillars - Yponomeuta caterpillar - Yponomeuta multipunctella ID this caterpillar larva? - Yponomeuta cagnagella
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Classification
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.
Numbers
8 species in North America (1)
Size
wingspan 20-25 mm
Identification
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.
Range
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)