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Species Adela eldorada - Hodges#0226

Adela  eldorada near Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP - Adela eldorada - male Adela  eldorada near Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP - Adela eldorada - male Female Adela  - Adela eldorada - female Female Adela  - Adela eldorada - female Adela eldorado/trigrapha ??? - Adela eldorada - male NW Yosemite Fairy Moths - Adela eldorada - male NW Yosemite Fairy Moths - Adela eldorada - female fairy moth (Adela sp.) on Triteleia hyacinthina - Adela eldorada - male
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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 eldorada (Adela eldorada - Hodges#0226)
Hodges Number
0226
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Powell, 1969(1)
Size
Males forewing length 6.5 - 7.5 mm, females 5.5 - 6.2 mm (2)
Identification
Adults - more brightly colored, with broader, cream-colored bands than A. trigraphia. Males have some orange scaling on the head (2)
Range
Central and southern Sierra Nevada foothills from 1500' to 6000' (2)
Habitat
Sheltered, shrubby sites rather than open meadows like A. trigraphia (2)
Remarks
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.