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Adelidae
210119.100229.1Adela astrella Walsingham, 1915

[T] Paul Johnson
Distribution: Southern Arizona and Mexico.
Guerrero, Mexico.
Description/
Field Marks:
Significant sexual dimorphism
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
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.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of 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.

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