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plum colored moth - Adela caeruleella

plum colored moth - Adela caeruleella
Mockingbird Hill, Newton County, Arkansas, USA
May 9, 2003
this wild looking bug with really long antennae has had me stumped for years. If I recall that is a dewberry or blackberry flower, which can serve as a size reference

Moved from Adela.

Adela, probably 0226 - Adela caeruleella

The only eastern-USA Adela that is purple with no white markings on the forewing is A. caeruleella (formerly known as A. bella).

Thanks Bob!
I moved it to the genus for now, but A. caeruleella seems to be the only one in the guide with all pale antennae

No help here...
...just wanted to express my appreciation for this wonderful moth. Yeah, "wild looking" is right! Curious to find out what it is...

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