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Genus Pigritia

Blastobasid - Pigritia Please help us to identify this moth. - Pigritia Some Kind Of Scavenger Moth? - Pigritia Pigritia NMW2018 Moth #21 - Pigritia NMW2018 Moth #44 - Pigritia Pigritia fidella? - Pigritia Pigritia sp. - 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)
Subfamily Blastobasinae (Scavenger Moths)
Tribe Blastobasini
Genus Pigritia
Identification
From Microleps.org: "Among genera occurring in Illinois, Pigritia can be recognized by its markedly reduced labial palpi (Fig. 2)..."
For info on separating Pigritia from other species in Blastobasinae see comments on multiple images by Terry Harrison here.
Internet References
Images and Info at Microleps.org