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A new Blastobasis associated with acorns and pecans in the southeastern and southcentral United States....
By David Adamski
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera 7(2), 2004
Cite: 746606 with citation markup [cite:746606]

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I believe that the puplication year should be 2003.

Published in 2000? lists publication date of Vol. 7, No. 2, as September 2000.

Not sure
The in print year is 2000 but the actual publication year is 2003 meaning the work was not released to the public until 2003 despite the fianl draft having been finished and slated for release in 2000. Greg Pohl currently lists the species described therein as "B. taurusella Adamski, [2003] 2000 (Blastobasis)". But I seem to recall that ICZN does it the opposite but that doesn't make sense to me since authors normally place corrections in brackets when quoting a source.

Now if the work were actually printed at the end of 2003 but not mailed out to the public until 2004, the year should be 2004 per Code. So I'm not absolutely positive the 2004 year is bad. I think the only reason this stuff matters is to determine priority in the case of a lump, etc. or to keep things straight in cases where species and works can get confused.

Hope I'm getting this all right and apologies if I'm covering stuff you already know.

My head is spinning...
Whenever I try to delve into such matters, I come down with a bad case of ICZN-itis ("ick-zen-itis"). Luckily, some fresh air usually cures it.

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