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Genus Battaristis

Battaristis vittella Music-loving Moth - Battaristis concinnusella moth - Battaristis Battaristis undescribed sp. - Battaristis undescribed Moth - Battaristis nigratomella Battaristis n. sp. - Hodges#2229.96 - Battaristis undescribed Battarista undescribed (#2229.96) - Battaristis undescribed Very tiny moth - Battaristis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Battaristis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Battaristis Meyrick, 1914
Five species listed for North America + several known species yet to be described.
Battaristis concinusella Chambers, 1877
B. cyclella Busck, 1903
B. nigratomella Clemens, 1863
B. pasadenae Keifer, 1935
B. vittella Busck, 1916
Print References
Meyrick, E., 1914. Descriptions of South American Micro-Lepidoptera. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1914: 245.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adults and related species for comparison.