This is quite a mouthful to pronounce, I know, but Yponomeutidae is quite an interesting and varied family of micro moths. These are the ermine moths, so called as some species resemble a stoat in its winter coat, being white with black dots. They belong to the superfamily Yponomeutoidea. The larvae often form communal webs, and can be serious pests in agriculture and forestry. There are around 73 speices found in the UK, with 8 subfamilies. Here are a few examples.
All photographs taken in 2011, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2011.