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Superfamily Yponomeutoidea - Ermine Moths and kin

moth - Argyresthia Swammerdamia caesiella? - Swammerdamia caesiella Panamint Springs Diamondback Moth - Plutella xylostella small moth - Lyonetia 9058344 moth - Plutella xylostella - female Argyresthia calliphanes? or A. goedartella? - Argyresthia calliphanes Argyresthiidae: Argyresthia? - Argyresthia Vail microlep h - Ypsolopha
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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)
Identification
Below is a guide to the local families of Yponomeutoidea. The images included are meant to be illustrative of the general appearance of each family as an aid for narrowing down possibilities for identification. While the commonest elements of forewing maculation in each family are represented, many patterns are not.





























Print References
Lewis & Sohn, 2015 (1)
Works Cited
1.Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea I (Argyresthiidae, Attevidae, Praydidae, Scythropiidae, and Yponomeutidae).
Lewis, J.A. & Sohn, J-C. 2015. 2015. World Catalogue of Insects. 12: 1–253.