Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Adela flammeusella (Chambers, 1876)

Family: Adelidae
Subfamily: Adelinae
Identification: dark coppery bronze, males usually have three to five cream-colored spots, but both sexes, usually females, have reduced or lack markings in some populations. Metallic purple hindwing in both sexes
Wing Span: 1.0 - 1.2 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: associated with owl's clover Orthocarpus,/i>
Adult Food:
Habitat: open meadows
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.
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