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Family Praydidae - False Ermine Moths

Ermine Moth - Prays atomocella Hop-tree Borer Moth - Prays atomocella Arizona Moth - close to Yponomeuta - Prays Moth for ID  - Atemelia casimiroae Arizona Moth for ID - Prays Arizona Moth for ID - Prays Arizona Moth for ID - Prays Arizona Moth for ID - Prays
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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 Praydidae (False Ermine Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prays has been placed in the Yponomeutidae in the past, but recent analyses consider Praydidae to be a full family.
Print References
Sohn et al. 2013. A Molecular Phylogeny for Yponomeutoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Ditrysia) and Its Implications for Classification, Biogeography and the Evolution of Host Plant Use. PLoS One. 8(1): e55066.