- Certain members of the unrelated snout moths (Pyralidae) are also known as "ermine moths".
|Communal larval web|
The family Yponomeutidae are known as the ermine moths, with several hundred species, most of them in the tropics. The larvae tend to form communal webs, and some are minor pests in agriculture, forestry, and horticulture. Some of the adults are very attractive. Adult moths are minor pollinators.
- Scythropiinae (sometimes in Yponomeutinae)
- "The very hungry caterpillars: Thousands of moth larvae weave giant web over shrubbery to protect themselves and more importantly, their food, from predators". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
- Westwood, J. O. (October 1837). Loudon, John Claudius, ed. "A series of Articles on the Insects most Injurious to Cultivators -- No. 8. The small Ermine Moth". The Gardener's magazine and register of rural and domestic improvement 13: 434. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
- An invasion of caterpillars has city covered in webs, 25 May 2009, Dutch Daily News.
- Alien invasions, horror stories, or just the Ermine moth?, 17 June 2010, Natural History Museum.
- Caterpillars infesting trees in Lewes, 13 May 2011, Sussex Express.
- Ermine moth larvae infest Bradford park, 19 May 2011, BBC News Online.
- Web of intrigue on Jesus Green trees, 19 May 2011, Cambridge Evening News.
- Media related to Yponomeutidae at Wikimedia Commons