Yponomeutoidea

Pronunciation:  [E·pono·MEW·ti·dee]

Common Name:  Ermine moths

Description:   These are slender moths that often have brightly patterned front wings and drab gray hind wings.   At rest, the wings wrap in a tubular shape along the sides of the body.   In the daytime, adults may be found resting on the flowers of their host plants.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Front wings elongate, often with bright and distinctive color patterns
  2. At rest, wings wrap in a tubular shape around the body

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Order:  Lepidoptera