Fairy Moth

Fly-Moth-Butterfly from Sunol
September 3, 2009
I photographed this insect in April of 2009 in the Maguire Peaks area of Sunol Regional Wilderness, near Sunol, California.
The wings make me think moth, but the antennae, butterfly, and the head, fly.
Sunol, California

Fairy Moth
Fairy Moth

Dear Sengkelat,
This is a Fairy Moth in the genus Adela.  It bears a strong resemblance to Adela trigrapha as pictured on BugGuide.  The species is reported from California and Oregon and the flight time is April.

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