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Genus Blastobasis

Blastobasis glandulella Brown banded micromoth - Blastobasis 1124 Pre-Tortricid Micro - I think: Blastobasis (=Valentina) sp. - Blastobasis Acorn Moth - Hodges #1162 - Blastobasis glandulella Moth 09.07.23 (3) - Blastobasis glandulella  Acorn Moth - Hodges#1162 - Blastobasis glandulella Blastobasis glandulella Blastoblasis sp. (glandulella, 1162?) - Blastobasis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea
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)