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Genus Pigritia

Genus Blastobasis or Pigritia? - Pigritia nr-fidella Blastobasid Moth - Pigritia Pigritia - male - female Pigritia fidella 1227 - Pigritia nr-fidella genitalia - Pigritia - male Moth with feathery wings - Pigritia Pigritia Pigritia
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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
Explanation of Names
Pigritia Clemens, 1860
From "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.
widely dist. (GBIF & BG data)
The following is based on a phylogeny of the genus generated on BOLD in December 2021.

On BOLD, three BINs are identified as P. laticapitella (BOLD:AAC6102, BOLD:ABW8347, BOLD:AAM8581); these form a clade including BOLD:ACT2588 [Honduras]. The four BINs identified as P. murtfeldtella (BOLD:ABW8368, BOLD:AAG8606, BOLD:ACF1538, BOLD:AAG8587) and the five identified as P. fidella (BOLD:AAG8583, BOLD:AAD3758, BOLD:AAG8600, BOLD:ADI1390, BOLD:AAD5152) each form a clade.
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