Prays is a genus of moths of the family Plutellidae.

Prays ruficeps.JPG
Prays ruficeps
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Plutellidae
Genus: Prays
Hübner, 1825[1]

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  • Pepilla Guenée, 1845

Selected speciesEdit


  • Agassiz, D., 2007: Prays peregrina sp. n. (Yponomeutidae) a presumed adventive species in Greater London. Nota Lepidopterologica 30 (2): 407—410. Full article: [1].
  • Landry, B. & J.-F. Landry, 1998: Yponomeutidae of the Galapagos Islands, with description of a new species of Prays (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 9 (1): 31-40.Full article: [2]
  • Sohn, J.-C. & C.-S. Wu, 2011, A taxonomic review of Prays Hübner, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea: Praydidae) China with descriptions of two new species. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 154 (1): 25-32.