Moths of North Dakota

Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

Yponomeuta multipunctella Clemens 1860

Common name: American ermine moth.

Hodges #: 2420.

Identification: Rfw 9.17 mm, fw with accessory cell, proboscis without scales.

Similar species: 200, 999.

Distribution: U. S. east of Great Plains, more common southward.

Hosts: larvae construct communal webs in Euonymus atropurpurea Jocq. Wahoo (on map) and Vibernum Nannyberry/ highbush cranberry.


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ND, Richland Co., Iron pond, Sheyenne  Natl. grasslands, larva ex. Verbena sp.,  coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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