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Species Nemophora bellela - Hodges#0218

Elasmion bellela - Nemophora bellela - female Moth - Nemophora bellela - 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 Nemophora
Species bellela (Nemophora bellela - Hodges#0218)
Hodges Number
0218
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nemophora bellela (Walker, 1863)
Adela bellela Walker, 1863
Size
Forewing length 7.3-8.5 mm (1)
Identification
Adults - ochreous with the veins black, reflecting metalic blue on fresh moths; broad, transverse yellow band bordered by metalic blue at the end of the cell. Antenna are thickly scaled with male antenna 1.9 times the forewing length and females 1.4 times (1)
Range
From Quebec across Canada north of the plains to the mountains of British Columbia and Alaska (1)
Habitat
Boreal
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.