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Species Cauchas sedella - Hodges#0214

Fairy Moth (Adelidae) probably Cauchas sedella - Cauchas sedella - male - female Fairy Moth (Adelidae) probably Cauchas sedella - Cauchas sedella - male Fairy Moth (Adelidae) probably Cauchas sedella - Cauchas sedella
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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 Cauchas
Species sedella (Cauchas sedella - Hodges#0214)
Hodges Number
0214
Identification
Original description:
Incurvaria [now Cauchas] sedella n. sp.
Labial palpi yellow with black terminal point and black setae. Antennae bronzy black with white tips. Face and head yellowish white. Thorax dark bronzy brown. Forewings dark bronzy brown with a white transverse fascia at apical third; cilia ‘bronze. Hindwings dark purple with basal half of costa silvery white; cilia dark golden purple. Abdomen dark purplish brown. Legs silvery, shaded with dark purple. Alar expanse: 9 mm.
Habitat: Boulder, Colo., T. D. A. Cockerell, collector.
Type: Cat. No. 19289, U. S. N. M.
Taken by Prof. Cockerell on Sedum.