Orchard? Ermine Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Genus: Yponomeuta
Species: Padella?
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Spindle? Ermine Moth larva - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Genus: Yponomeuta
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Updated April 4 2017
13 species
Ailanthus Webworm Moth - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Genus: Atteva
Species: Aurea
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Updated December 3 2018
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Updated August 17 2016
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Host plant is Euonymus tree (European Spindle) -
introduced from Europe
Orchard? Ermine Moth - approx. 1 cm - wingspan approx. 2 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Diamondback Moth (male?) - approx. 7 mm - wingspan to 1.5 cm - High Park - April 2017
Diamondback Moth (male?) - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Plutellidae (Diamondback Moths)
Genus: Plutella
Species: Xylostella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
European Honeysuckle Moth - approx. 1 cm body
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Ypsolopha
Species: Dentella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Ypsolophidae (Falcate-Winged Moths)
European Honeysuckle Moth on Tartarian Honeysuckle - approx. 1 cm body - West Don Valley (E.T. Seton Park) - July 2013
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Species: Cagnagella?
Cherry Shoot Borer Moth - approx. 6 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: Oreasella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Argyresthiidae (Shiny Head-Standing Moths)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Cherry Shoot Borer Moth - approx. 6 mm - High Park - July 2018
Bronze Alder Moth - approx. 6 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: Goedartella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Argyresthiidae (Shiny Head-Standing Moths)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Bronze Alder Moth - approx. 6 mm - High Park - July 2016
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Updated May 13 2019
Spindle? Ermine Moth larvae - approx. 3 cm - Humber Valley (Lambton Woods) - June 2010
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Updated June 8 2019
Diamondback Moth (female?) - approx. 7 mm - wingspan to 1.5 cm - High Park - August 2017
Diamondback Moth (female?) - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Plutellidae (Diamondback Moths)
Genus: Plutella
Species: Xylostella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
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Updated June 8 2019
Ailanthus Webworm larva (3 cm) and pupa (2 cm)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Genus: Atteva
Species: Aurea
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Updated December 3 2018
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Ailanthus Webworm larva and pupa on Tree of Heaven - pupa approx. 2 cm - High Park - September 2018
Ailanthus Webworm Moths on Canada Goldenrod - approx. 1.5 cm - High Park - August 2018
Swammerdamia caesiella - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Swammerdamia
Species: Caesiella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Swammerdamia caesiella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2018
Also known as Gray-blue Swammerdamia
Glyphipterix circumscriptella - approx. 5 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Glyphipterix
Species: Circumscriptella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Glyphipterigidae (Sedge and False Diamondback
Moths)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Glyphipterix circumscriptella - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2018
Orchard Ermine has less than 30 spots on the forewings,
Spindle Ermine (Y. cagnagella) usually 30 to 40 and
American Ermine (Y. multipunctella) greater than 40 -
introduced from Europe
American Ermine Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Genus: Yponomeuta
Species: Multipunctella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Orchard Ermine has less than 30 spots on the forewings,
Spindle Ermine (Y. cagnagella) usually 30 to 40 and
American Ermine (Y. multipunctella) greater than 40
American Ermine Moth - approx. 1 cm - wingspan approx. 2 cm - High Park - July 2018
Yellow Nutsedge Moth - approx. 5 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Diploschizia
Species: Impigritella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Glyphipterigidae (Sedge and False Diamondback
Moths)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Yellow Nutsedge Moth - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2018
Dame's Rocket Moth - approx. 7 mm - wingspan to 1.5 cm - High Park - June 2018
Dame's Rocket Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Plutellidae (Diamondback Moths)
Genus: Plutella
Species: Porrectella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
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Updated June 8 2019
Juniper Seed Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Argyresthia
Species: Alternatella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Argyresthiidae (Shiny Head-Standing Moths)
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and relatives)
Juniper Seed Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - May 2018