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Species Yponomeuta cagnagella - Hodges#2423.1

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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 cagnagella (Yponomeuta cagnagella - Hodges#2423.1)
Hodges Number
Introduced from Europe
According to Wikipedia, the host plant of this moth is European spindle.
Life Cycle
Reaches sexual maturity about 1 week after emergence because host-plant volatiles act as a release of calling behavior. In the absence of host plants, calling is delayed or permanently suppressed.(1)
Works Cited
1.Insect-Plant Biology
L.M. Schoonhoven, T. Jermy, and J.J.A. Van Loon. 1998. Chapman and Hall.