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Species Pigritia murtfeldtella - Hodges#1246

moth - Pigritia murtfeldtella Pigritia? - Pigritia murtfeldtella unknown micromoth - Pigritia murtfeldtella Pigritia sp. - Pigritia murtfeldtella Blastobasini - Pigritia murtfeldtella Holcocera chalcofrontella  - Pigritia murtfeldtella Blastobasis?  - Pigritia murtfeldtella Pigritia murtfeldtella
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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 Blastobasidae (Scavenger Moths)
Subfamily Blastobasinae (Scavenger Moths)
Tribe Blastobasini
Genus Pigritia
No Taxon (murtfeldtella complex)
Species murtfeldtella (Pigritia murtfeldtella - Hodges#1246)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pigritia murtfeldtella (Chambers, 1874)
Dryope murtfeldtella Chambers, 1874
Dryope luteopulvella Chambers, 1875
Pigritia spoliatella Dietz, 1900
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Mary E. Murtfeldt (1848-1913).
Lectotype from KY (1)
Bivoltine on Block Island, RI, with adults recorded early June through early September.(2)
Print References
Chambers, V.C., 1874. Micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 6(3): 50.
Adamski, D. & R.W. Hodges, 1996. An annotated list of North American Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 98: 708-740. (1)
Works Cited
1.An annotated list of North American Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae)
D. Adamski, R. W. Hodges. 1996. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 98: 708-740.
2.Block Island Moths