Orchard? Ermine Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Genus: Yponomeuta
Species: Padella?
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Page Last Updated: November 8 2017
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
7 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 August 27 2016
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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
Ailanthus Webworm Moth on Canada Goldenrod - approx. 1.5 cm - Leslie Spit - October 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)
Orchard Ermine has less than 30 spots on the forewing,
Spindle Ermine (Y. cagnagella) usually 30 to 40 and
American Ermine (Y. multipunctella) greater than 40 -
introduced from Europe
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 - June 2016
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Updated September 7 2016
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 December 4 2016
Spindle? Ermine Moth larvae - approx. 3 cm - Humber Valley (Lambton Woods) - June 2010
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Updated November 8 2017
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 November 8 2017