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Fairy Moth - Adela trigrapha - male

Fairy Moth - Adela trigrapha - Male
Edgewood Preserve, Santa Clara County, California, USA
April 15, 2010
Size: ~18-20 mm (wingspan)
This image reveals the large eyes this species has; have to wonder if part of their life cycle might not be nocturnal.

Found in association with similar red-crowned morph with shorter antennae here:

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Fairy Moth - Adela trigrapha - male Fairy Moth - Adela trigrapha - male

Moved
Moved from Adela.

It is trigrapha
Here in the bay area we have A. trigrapha. Moving up into the Sierra there is an overlap with A. eldorata, which sometimes has males with the red head.

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