Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Superfamily Yponomeutoidea - Ermine Moths and kin

Ailanthus Webworm Moth - Atteva aurea Ailanthus Webworm Moth - Atteva aurea Strange bug on Ironweed leaf - Ypsolopha dentella mystery bug - Argyresthia goedartella Moth 031615a - Plutella xylostella Yponomeuta multipunctella Atteva aurea Pine Needle Sheath Miner Moth - Zelleria haimbachi
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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.