Adela australis

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Adela australis
Adelidae - Adela australis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Adelidae
Genus: Adela
Species: A. australis
Binomial name
Adela australis
(Heydenreich, 1851)
  • Nematois australis Heydenreich, 1851
  • Adela aldrovandella Villers, 1789

Adela australis is a moth of the Adelidae family or fairy longhorn moths.


In flight

The wingspan of Adela australis can reach about 15 millimetres (0.59 in). These moths have the upper wings crossed by a white belt and a metallic patterns coloration ranging from golden to violet. Males have brown hair on their heads, with very long antennae, 2–3 times as long as the forewing.

They are diurnal and usually swarm around the tips of branches with undulating flights. Adults are on wing in May and June.


This species can be found in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Albania and Macedonia.[1]


  1. ^ "Adela australis (Heydenreich, 1851)". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 

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