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Superfamily Adeloidea - Fairy Moths and kin

Moth - Greya punctiferella Adela flammeusella  - Adela flammeusella - male small moth - Cauchas dietziella Fairy Moths from Marin Co. - Adela thorpella - male Another fairy moth for Aaron to figure out - Adela septentrionella fairy moth - Adela septentrionella moth Antispila reared from Cornus drummondii - Antispila freemani
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Incurvarioidea
Numbers
Five families (according to Arnett) plus the introduced South American and South African family Cecidosidae.
Identification
Small, without ocelli and with a short proboscis with scales near the base; the hind wings have a strong frenulum.
Life Cycle
Larvae are leafminers when small but later cut out flattened cases to be used as shelters and pupal cases; some form cases from flower parts.
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