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210117.000227Adela caeruleella Walker, 1863 – Southern Longhorn Moth

© Bob Barber - male            Note Dimorphic Antennae             © Tom Bentley - female
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Synonymy: Adela caeruleella Walker, 1863
Adela aeruginosella Walsingham, 1890
Adela bella Chambers, 1873
Adela chalybeis Zeller, 1873
Adela iochora Zeller, 1877
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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Adela caeruleella
© Bob Barber
Adela caeruleella
© Ben Grubbs
Adela caeruleella
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