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Species Prays fraxinella - Hodges#2416.2

Moth - White with Brown - Prays fraxinella Moth - White with Brown - Prays fraxinella
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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 Praydidae (False Ermine Moths)
Genus Prays
Species fraxinella (Prays fraxinella - Hodges#2416.2)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Author: Bjerkander, 1784
European; a single specimen was reported from British Columbia in 2009, and this photo was taken in Newfoundland in the same year:

...DeWaard et al. (2009) report a specimen reared from ash in Newfoundland in 1975.
Ash (Fraxinus spp.)
Life Cycle
Larvae are leafminers in the fall, exiting and boring into the shoot to overwinter. In the spring they feed as shoot borers or on leaves in lightly webbed shoots.
Prays citri (Milliére) and Prays endocarpa Meyrick are reported introduced species
Print References
DeWaard, Jeremy R., Jean-François Landry, B. Christian Schmidt, Jennifer Derhousoff, John A. McLean, Leland M. Humble. 2009. In the dark in a large urban park: DNA barcodes illuminate cryptic and introduced moth species. Biodiversity and Conservation 18(14): 3825-3839.