Adela trigrapha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Adela trigrapha
Adela trigrapha.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Adelidae
Genus: Adela
Species: A. trigrapha
Binomial name
Adela trigrapha
Zeller, 1876[1]
  • Adela trifasciella Chambers, 1876
  • Adela fasciella Chambers, 1876 (not Fabricius, 1775)

Adela trigrapha is a moth of the family Adelidae or fairy longhorn moths. It was described by Zeller in 1876. It is found in western North America,[2] from Vancouver Island to California.

The length of the forewings is 5.5-6.2 mm. Adult males have large eyes and long white antenna (three times the forewing length). The forewings are black and usually crossed by three white lines. Females are smaller and have smaller eyes and antennae. They have a bright orange head. The forewings are bright metallic blue and the hindwings are purple.[3]

The larvae possibly feed on Leptosiphon androsaceus and Leptosiphon bicolor.