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36a0123 – 2420   Yponomeuta multipunctella (Clemens, 1860)
             American Ermine Moth

Ethan Kistler
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Synonymy: Hyponomeuta multipunctella Clemens, 1860
Hyponomeuta euonymella Chambers, 1872
Hyponomeuta leucothorax Meyrick, 1913
Hyponomeuta orbimaculella Chambers, 1873
Hyponomeuta ordinatellus Walker, 1863
Hyponomeuta semialba Meyrick, 1913
Hyponomeuta wakarusa Gaumer, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Yponomeuta multipunctella (Clemens, 1860) includes as synonyms 2417 Yponomeuta euonymella (Chambers, 1872), 2418 Yponomeuta leucothorax (Meyrick, 1913), 2423 Yponomeuta semialba (Meyrick, 1913), World Catalogue of Insects. Vol. 12.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 8.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • 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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