Yponomeutinae is a subfamily of "micromoths" in the lepidopteran family Yponomeutidae (ermine moths). As their scientific name implies, this is the subfamily containing the type genus of the ermine moths, Yponomeuta. The subfamily has worldwide distribution.[1]

Unidentified Yponomeuta species
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Subfamily: Yponomeutinae

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A few species usually separated as subfamily Scythropiinae are sometimes placed here too.

Selected generaEdit

This list mostly based on M. Savela's pages[2] which includes various sources[verification needed][3][4][5] and Fauna Europaea.[6] All names except those with additional references are listed on both.


  1. ^ Gershenson, Zlata S.; Ulenberg, Sandrine A. (1998). The Yponomeutinae (Lepidoptera) of the world exclusive of the Americas. University of Amsterdam. p. 1. ISBN 0444858199.
  2. ^ Savela, Markku, 2008. Lepidoptera and some other life forms. [1]
  3. ^ Gustafsson, Bert (ed.), 2003. Svenska fjärilar. Naturhistoriska riksmuseet. (in Swedish)
  4. ^ Emmet, A.M. (ed.), 1996. The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol 3: Yponomeutidae - Elachistidae.
  5. ^ Bradley, J.D. & D.S. Fletcher, 2009. UKmoths. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Agassiz, D., 2007. Fauna Europaea: Yponomeutinae. In Karsholt, O. & Nieukerken, E.J. van (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. Fauna Europaea version 1.3. [2]