Atteva punctella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) in South Africa?

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Tue Sep 19 14:31:29 EDT 2000

I wonder what the etymology of Yponomeutidae would be. Anything that
eats Ailanthus is fine with me. 

M. Gochfeld

nextug at wrote:
> Anyone out there familiar with Atteva punctella (Lepidoptera:
> Yponomeutidae)? In particular I'm wondering whether this North and Central
> American species has been introduced to South Africa. I think that its
> food plant (Ailanthus altissima) has been introduced as an ornamental in
> southern Africa and I'm wondering if this moth has come along.
> Any South African entomologists out there who might be able to answer this
> question?
> Many thanks,
> Christopher Majka
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