Taxonomic note about Willow Ermine Moth Yponomeuta rorrellus Hübner (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) from Ladakh division of Jammu & Kashmir, India

Mudasir Ahmed Dar, Shahid Ali Akbar, Govindasamy Mahendiran


Yponomeuta rorrellus (Hübner, 1796) is considered a monophagous pest of the willow plantation (Salix spp.) in Drass and Leh districts of Ladakh Division (Jammu & Kashmir), with its peak activity recorded during the months of July and August.  The taxonomic study of the species is presented here for the first time.


Ladakh; pest; Willow Small Ermine Moth; Yponomeuta.

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