Ermine Moths

Family Yponomeutidae


The family Yponomeutidae now contains taxa that were formerly accorded family rank, including Attevinae and Argyresthiinae.

The caterpillars often are gregarious. Many species eat flowers and leaves under a thin web of their own construction. The larvae of other species are leaf miners or feed inside stems.


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Atteva aurea
Atteva zebra
Argyresthia cf. goedartella
Argyresthia sp.

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