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Species Adela singulella - Hodges#0220

Insect with very long antennae - Adela singulella
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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)
Family Adelidae (Fairy Moths)
Subfamily Adelinae
Genus Adela
Species singulella (Adela singulella - Hodges#0220)
Hodges Number
0220
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Walsingham, 1880
Identification
Antenna more than 3x forewing length; forewing narrow, length about 3.4x width, bronzy with complete white transverse band or white along costa at outer 1/3.
Range
California, southern Mendocino, Napa and northern Marin Counties (typical form); west slope of the Sierra Nevada (600-6000') from El Dorado to Kern County, in the Coast Ranges of Santa Clara County southward, to San Luis Obispo County (unbanded form), thence into the San Gabriel Mountains.
Season
Mid-May to mid-June north of San Francisco Bay, the central Sierra Nevada and the San Gabriel Mountains; April in south Coast Range and southern Sierra Nevada.
Food
Gilia sp.
Print References
Powell, Jerry A. "A Synopsis of Nearctic Adelid Moths, with Descriptions of New Species (Incurvariidae)." Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 23.4 (1969): 229-31.
Powell, J.A., 1961. Notes on Adela singulella. in: Proc. Pacif. Coast Ent. Soc., 271st meeting. Pan-Pacif. Ent., 37: 63-64.
Walsingham, 1880, Proc. Zool. Soc. Land., :SO, pI. 11; 1890, Insect Life, 2:285; Powell, 1961, Pan-Pac. Ent., 37:63.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adult (1)