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21a0109 – 0229.1   Adela astrella Walsingham, 1915

[T] © Paul Johnson
Distribution: USA: AZ, TX.
Guerrero, Mexico.
Field Marks:
Significant sexual dimorphism
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Adela astrella Walsingham, 1915
Taxonomic Notes: Adela astrella Walsingham, 1915 is recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico in Davis & Medeiros (2003)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Davis, D.R., & M.J. Medeiros, 2023. A revision of the family Adelidae of the Western Hemisphere (Lepidoptera: Adeloidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 656: 1-215.
  • Powell, J.A., 1969. A synopsis of Nearctic adelid moths, with descrip­ tion of new species (Incurvariidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 23(4): 211–240.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at iNaturalist
  • 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.
Adela astrella
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