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Superfamily Adeloidea - Fairy Moths and kin

Odd Moth - Adela caeruleella - female Pupa of tiny colorful moth on Live Oak - Coptodisca powellella Yucca Adela septentrionella - female Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer Moths, on Grape - Heliozela aesella Another fairy moth for Aaron to figure out - Adela septentrionella Adela singulella Prodoxidae?
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Incurvarioidea
Numbers
Five families (according to Arnett) plus the introduced South American and South African family Cecidosidae.
Identification
Small, without ocelli and with a short proboscis with scales near the base; the hind wings have a strong frenulum.
Life Cycle
Larvae are leafminers when small but later cut out flattened cases to be used as shelters and pupal cases; some form cases from flower parts.
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