Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Calosima dianella Dietz, 1910
Clarke, 1960 (1)
There are eight named species of the genus Calosima
in America north of Mexico. (2)
Dietz (1910) listed a wingspan of 13.5 mm.
Clarke 1960) listed a wingspan for lepidophaga of 11-17 mm.
Adamski (2003) stated "The Blastobasinae are probably one of the most commonly collected groups of Gelechioidea in the Americas. Yet this group is one of the least known to science. Generally, species are gray or brown with low interspecific variation, making identifications difficult without the examination of the genitalia." (4)
Dietz (1910) original description is online in the print references
. Also see description by Clarke for lepidophaga
. Both describe this species are having wings unmarked. BOLD has some examples with spots. Those with marks and without marks are in two different BIN groups which do not appear to be closely related. Misidentification seems likely.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Georgia and Florida to Texas. (6)
Moth Photographers Group includes South Carolina and Tennessee. (3)
Oklahoma record on Bug Guide.
The main flight period for areas outside of Florida appears to be April to September. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported January to May, July, and August in Florida. (6)
Heppner (2003) listed two species of pine. (6)
Pinus elliotti Engelm. (slash pine).
P. palustris Mill. (longleaf pine).
Caution using images of DNA tested specimens on the BOLD species page. There appear to be errors. See Identification above.
Adamski & Hodges, 1996:717 (1)
Dietz, W.G., 1910. Revision of the Blastocidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
, 36: 22
Clarke, J.F.G. 1960. A New Species of Moth Injurious to Pine (Lepidoptera: Blastobasidae) Florida Ent. Florida Entomologist
. 43 : 115