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Family Blastobasidae - Scavenger Moths

Half gold and half brown moth - Blastobasis Unidentified  - Calosima dianella Gelechiidae species? moth Moth Blastobasis pulchella Pigritia Scavenger Moth - Pigritia species  - Pigritia
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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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered a subfamily of Coleophoridae; treated as a full family by Heikkilä et al. (2013)
Explanation of Names
Author: Meyrick, 1894
Numbers
430 spp. worldwide (Heikkilä et al. 2013)
Print References
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L. 2013. Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera). Cladistics 1-27. (abstract)