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Moth? Butterfly? Fly?
April 19, 2010
Hey WTB,
I have an orchard in a rural part of Northern California. This weekend there were probably a hundred of these small black and white butterflies or moths darting around. They have insanely long antenna which seems to make it difficult for them to fly. Can anyone tell me what they are?
Kevin
Near Willits, CA

Fairy Moth

Hi Kevin,
This is a Fairy Moth, probably Adela trigrapha, which may be viewed on BugGuide.

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