Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 977479

Apple Ermine Moth
Yponomeuta malinellus

Observation date: June 02, 2014
Submitted by: Varn
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Caterpillars with tent removed from an apple tree in my yard. I had a large outbreak of western tent caterpillars and have removed hundreds this spring. In the last few days I have found two webs of the Y. malinellus, the first I have found in 20+ years of picking tent caterpillars off my fruit trees. Note the second photograph has a 1mm grid overlay based on the 1:1 ratio recorded on my macro lens.
Status: Resident
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: June 29, 2014
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Washington, Jefferson County