Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Walsingham, 1907) (1)
Walsingham, 1907 (2)
Riley, 1886 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #421733
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet refers to the hemipteran family Aphididae, although Walsingham laments that Riley gives no rationale, the use of the name "merely logonymic." (2)
logonym: (zoology) the name of a species which became the type of a genus-group name by subsequent designation.
The genus Asaphocrita includes more than nine species in America north of Mexico.
Walsingham (1907) reported a wingspan of 17 mm. (2)
Type locality probably Washington, DC (2)
Walsingham (1907) reported Riley reared the species from Phylloxera
hickory galls. (2)
DNA analysis indicates that this is a complex of at least several species. I (ASH) designated this a species complex page based on DNA barcode data as part of my effort to sort through images of Blastobasidae on BugGuide. This is not a described species complex and should be considered an informal designation.
: eastern Canada, southern Appalachians (TN)
: southern Canada, WA, CA
: TX, MD, FL (the last ~2% divergence from others)
: eastern Canada, Appalachians (VA, TN), CO
Riley C.V., 1886. Miscellaneous insects: the cottony cushion-scale (Icerya purchasi
Maskell), order Hemiptera; family Coccidae. Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture: report of the entomologist,
Walsingham, T. de Grey. 1907. Descriptions of new North American tineid moths, with a generic table of the family Blastobasidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum
Adamski, D. & R.W. Hodges, 1996. An annotated list of North American Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 98: 708-740