Adela aethiops R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
ADELIDAE ,   INCURVARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Adela aethiops
male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer,

Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXIX, fig. 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths are dark brown with three pale lines across each forewing. The antennae are nearly twice as long as the wings.

The species was reportedly collected from Australia by Felder & Rogenhofer, but the only other record currently on-line for this species is from:

  • Mexico.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 2, and also Plate 139, fig. 1.


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    (written 5 June 2014)