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Species Asaphocrita aphidiella-complex - Hodges#1171

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 Holcocerini
Genus Asaphocrita
Species aphidiella-complex (Asaphocrita aphidiella-complex - Hodges#1171)
Hodges Number
1171
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asaphocrita aphidiella (Walsingham, 1907) (1)
Holcocera aphidiella Walsingham, 1907 (2)
Blastobasis aphidiella 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), (3)
logonym: (zoology) the name of a species which became the type of a genus-group name by subsequent designation.
Numbers
The genus Asaphocrita includes more than nine species in America north of Mexico.
Size
Walsingham (1907) reported a wingspan of 17 mm. (2)
Range
Type locality probably Washington, DC (2)
Food
Walsingham (1907) reported Riley reared the species from Phylloxera hickory galls. (2)
Remarks
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.

BOLD:AAA8940: eastern Canada, southern Appalachians (TN)
BOLD:AAC4277: southern Canada, WA, CA
BOLD:AAG8582: TX, MD, FL (the last ~2% divergence from others)
BOLD:AAC4238: eastern Canada, Appalachians (VA, TN), CO
BOLD:AAE0464: MD, IL, TN
Print References
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, 1886: 485. (3)
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 33: 205. (2)
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.Descriptions of new North American tineid moths, with a generic table of the family Blastobasidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 33(1567): 197-228.
3.Miscellaneous insects: the cottony cushion-scale (Icerya purchasi Maskell), order Hemiptera; family Coccidae.
Charles Valentine Riley. 1886. Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture; report of the entomologist, 1886: 466-492.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems