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Species Adela eldorada - Hodges#0226

Adela  eldorada near Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP - Adela eldorada - male Female Adela  - Adela eldorada - female Adela eldorado/trigrapha ??? - Adela eldorada - male NW Yosemite Fairy Moths - Adela eldorada - male NW Yosemite Fairy Moths - Adela eldorada - male fairy moth (Adela sp.) on Triteleia hyacinthina - Adela eldorada - male Adela eldorada ovipostion E. bicolor - Adela eldorada - female Adela eldorada on E. bicolor - Adela eldorada - male
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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 eldorada (Adela eldorada - Hodges#0226)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Powell, 1969(1)
Males forewing length 6.5 - 7.5 mm, females 5.5 - 6.2 mm (2)
Adults - more brightly colored, with broader, cream-colored bands than A. trigraphia. Males have some orange scaling on the head (2)
Central and southern Sierra Nevada foothills from 1500' to 6000' (2)
Sheltered, shrubby sites rather than open meadows like A. trigraphia (2)
A detailed description of A. eldorada and a comparison with A. trigrapha appears on pg 221 of the synopsis by Powell(1).
See Also
Internet References
Reference Plate for male A. eldorada from "Moths of Western North America" by Powell & Opler(2)
Works Cited
1.A Synopsis of Nearctic Adelid Moths, with Descriptions of New Species (Incurvariidae)
Jerry A. Powell. 1969. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 23(4): 211-240.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.