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Genus Blastobasis

Acorn Moth - 1162 - Dorsal - Blastobasis glandulella Acorn Moth - Hodges #1162 - Blastobasis glandulella Acorn Moth - Blastobasis glandulella Acorn Moth - Blastobasis glandulella Blastobasis? - Blastobasis glandulella Blastobasis maroccanella Blastobasis sp - Blastobasis Twirler Moth - Blastobasis glandulella
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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 Blastobasis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blastobasis Zeller, 1855
Epistetus Walsingham, 1894
Prosthesis Walsingham, [1908]
Valentinia Walsingham, 1907
Euresia Dietz, 1910
10 named species in North America north of Mexico. (1)
Some are known to feed on scale insects, coccids (B. iceryoella. J. Econom. Entomol.).
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.