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36a0039 – 2416   Prays atomocella (Dyar, 1902)
             Hop-tree Ermine Moth

Bob Barber
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Synonymy: Hyponomeuta atomocella Dyar, 1902
Yponomeuta atomosella Meyrick, 1914
Hyponomeuta diaphorus Walsingham, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Prays atomocella: Formerly placed in the genus Yponomeuta, World Catalogue of Insects. Vol. 12, p. 72.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lewis, J.A. & J.-C. Sohn, 2015. Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea I (Argyresthiidae, Attevidae, Praydidae, Scythropiidae, and Yponomeutidae). World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 12. p. 1-253.
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