Prays oleae, Crete - photo © Κ. Bormpoudaki

Prays oleae, Crete - photo © Κ. Bormpoudaki

The Family Praydidae (False Ermine Moths)

The Family Praydidae

The family Praydidae (False ermine moths) is a family of moths in the superfamily Yponomeutoidea. Though once considered a subfamily (Praydinae), a 2013 molecular analysis elevated it to family rank.

The olive moth, Prays oleae (Bernard, 1788) is categorized among the most devastating insect pests of olives, whose anthophagous and carpophagous generations can cause serious yield loss.

The following species are representative species of the Praydidae moths that have been photographed on the island of Crete. You can obtain more information about each species, by selecting the relative species icon. The list of Praydidae species is nondefinitive.

List of Praydidae species in Crete

Praydidae Species in Crete