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Genus Blastobasis

acorn moth - Blastobasis glandulella Moth on yucca - Blastobasis yuccaecolella Half gold and half brown moth 2 - Blastobasis Acorn Moth - Blastobasis glandulella Lepidoptera with wings much longer than body - Blastobasis Blastobasis glandulella Acorn moth - Blastobasis glandulella Blastobasis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Blastobasidae (Scavenger Moths)
Subfamily Blastobasinae (Scavenger Moths)
Tribe Blastobasini
Genus Blastobasis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Valentinia
According to Jean-Francois Landry, the generic name Valentinia Walsingham, 1907 is a junior synonym of Blastobasis Zeller, 1855. (pers. comm. RM)
Numbers
11 species in North America listed at All-Leps. Fourteen species according to Nearctica.
Food
Some are known to feed on scale insects, coccids.
Internet References
5 pinned adult images of B. glandulella, plus collection site map (All-Leps)
classification reference showing placement in Blastobasidae by Nye and Fletcher, 1991, and placement in Coleophoridae by Hodges in Kristensen, 1999 (Butterflies and Moths of the World)