Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blastobasis glandulella (Riley, 1871)
Gelechia glandulella Riley, 1871
Holcocera modestella Clemens, 1863
Blastobasis nubilella Zeller, 1873
Phylogenetic sequence #421766
The only sure way to identify this and most other Blastobasidae is by microscopic examination of the genitalia or by DNA barcoding and even those methods may not result in a species identification since there are many undescribed species in North America.
Adult - forewing gray to grayish-brown with pale diffuse AM line bordered distally by dark band (sometimes absent); 1 black median dot and 2 black reniform dots form a triangle; terminal line composed of dark dots; hindwing shiny gray with dark veins and fringe of long hair-like scales.
Eastern half of United States and southern Ontario; Pacific states and southwestern states. (3)
Adults fly from April to September. (1)
Larvae feed inside acorns, chestnuts (1)
and hickory nuts (4)
Riley, C.V. 1871. Miscellaneous notes. The Canadian Entomologist