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Species Blastobasis floridella - Hodges#1160

1160  - Blastobasis floridella
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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 floridella (Blastobasis floridella - Hodges#1160)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blastobasis floridella (Dietz, 1910) (1)
Valentinia floridella Dietz, 1910
There are thirteen named species of Blastobasis in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 11-16 mm.
Original description is available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Southeastern U.S.
Holotype ♂, Crescent City, Florida, 4-VI-1895. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data. (2)
Larval host is Zamia pumila L., [syn. Zamia integrifolia] Alton
Print References
Baldizzone, G., 2006. World Catalogue Of Insects: Coleophoridae, Coleophorinae (Lepidoptera), 8: (1)
Dietz, W.G. 1910. Revision of the Blastobasidae of North America, Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 36(1): 17.