WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

210119.100229.1Adela astrella – Walsingham, 1915

[T] Paul Johnson
Distribution: Southern Arizona and Mexico.
Guerrero, Mexico.
Field Marks:
Significant sexual dimorphism
Taxonomic Notes: Adela astrella Walsingham, 1915 is tentatively recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico based on records at BOLD and iNaturalist pending publication of a revision of the family Adelidae currently in review.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1909-1915. Tineina, Pterophorina, Orneodina, Pyralidina and Hepialina (part). Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 4: 403; pl. 10, fig. 34.

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone