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Species Blastobasis pulchella - Hodges#1167

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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
Species pulchella (Blastobasis pulchella - Hodges#1167)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blastobasis pulchella (Dietz, 1910)
Blastobasis maritimella McDunnough, 1961
Euresia pulchella Dietz, 1910
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "diminutive beauty." (1)
Dietz (1910) reported a wingspan of 8.5 mm.
Dietz (1910) original description is in the print references.

Labial palpi long, antennae fuscous brown. Ground color of forewings pale ochreous-brown, with a rather wide, silver white fascia at one-third, approximately straight, heavily shaded with dark brown.

Notes by Terry Harrison on this photo.
Nova Scotia to Maryland.
Holotype ♂ collected in Washington D.C., June 1902 by Mr. A. Busck.
Print References
Dietz, W.G. 1910. Revision of the Blastocidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 36. p. 20