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Species Blastodacna bicristatella - Hodges#1460

Blastodacna bicristatella ? - Blastodacna bicristatella Possible undescribed species matching BOLD: AAB2791 ? - Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna - Blastodacna bicristatella Elachistidae: Blastodacna bicristatella - Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna bicristatella? - Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna bicristatella Blastodacna bicristatella
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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Agonoxeninae (Palm Moths)
Genus Blastodacna
Species bicristatella (Blastodacna bicristatella - Hodges#1460)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blastodacna bicristatella (Chambers, 1875)
Gelechia bicristatella Chambers, 1875
Blastodacna curvilineella (misapplied name, see Explanation of Names below)
Explanation of Names
Forbes (1920) p. 329 appears to have erroneously applied the name "B. curvilineella Chambers [sic]" to what was actually Blastodacna bicristatella (Chambers, 1875), an error carried forward by Hodges 1966. As a result, lists show both Batrachedra curvilineella (Chambers, 1872) and Blastodacna curvilineella (Chambers, 1872). Blastodacna curvilineella is not a valid species and specimens identified as that species, such as those at BOLD, usually pertain to Blastodacna bicristatella.
Note: May 16-18 - Actually, it was Wellhouse the year before with the incorrect spelling and wrong name from Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Memoir #56 in 1922: The Insect Fauna of the Genus Crataegus. He describes the caterpillar.
Larvae feed in hawthorn fruits (Crataegus)
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1875. Tineana from Canada. The Canadian Entomologist. 7: 210
Forbes, W.T.M 1923 (1920) The Lepidopteras of New York and neighboring states, primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. Memior 68:329 (Blastodacna curvilineella)