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Species Yponomeuta malinellus - Apple Ermine Moth - Hodges#2421.1

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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
Species malinellus (Apple Ermine Moth - Hodges#2421.1)
Hodges Number
2421.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyponomeuta malinella, Hyponomeuta malinellus Zell
Food
This larva feeds exclusively on apple.
Remarks
Of Eurasian origin. First found in northwestern Washington in the summer of 1985.