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A new North American Calosima (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae: Blastobasinae)
By David Adamski
Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 11 (1-2): 46-48, 2003
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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

A study of the Blastobasinae of Nova Scotia, with particular reference to genitalic characters (Microlepidoptera, Blastobasidae)
By McDunnough, J.H.
American Museum Novitates. 2045:1-20, 1961
Read online at AMNH here.

Phylogeny and feeding trait evolution of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Obtectomera)...
By Sohn, J.C., J.C. Regier, C. Mitter, D. Adamski, J.F. Landry, M. Heikkilä, K.T. Park, T. Harrison, K. Mitter, A. Zwick, A.Y. Kaw
Systematic Entomology, 41(1): 112–132., 2016
Sohn, J.C., J.C. Regier, C. Mitter, D. Adamski, J.F. Landry, M. Heikkilä, K.T. Park, T. Harrison, K. Mitter, A. Zwick, A.Y. Kawahara, S. Cho, M.P. Cummings & P. Schmitz, 2016. Phylogeny and feeding trait evolution of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Obtectomera): new insight from 19 nuclear genes. Systematic Entomology, 41(1): 112–132.

Abstract and link to fee based access here.

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Microlepidoptera of Northern Utah
By Braun, Annette
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 51(3), 183-226, 1925
Descriptions of new species, including: Isophrictis occidentalis, Aristotelia amelanchierella, Aristotelia planitia, Gnorimoschema consueta, Gnorimoschema macromaculata, Gelechia fructuaria, Gelechia prognosticata, Brachmia casca.

Available online (requires JSTOR access) here

Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
By Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L.
Cladistics 30: 563–589, 2014
Heikkilä, M., M. Mutanen, M. Kekkonen & L. Kaila, 2014 [2013], Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera). Cladistics, 30: 563–589. doi: 10.1111/cla.12064

Abstract here

As of 2015, this was the most current revision of Gelechioidea. A summary of the revision is found on p. 585. As of 2016, the phylogeny of Gelechioidea remains in flux with a paper published by Sohn et al. (2016) (1) adding new insights.

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Two new species of coniferous needle miners from Louisiana and the description of a new genus (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
By T.N. Freeman
The Canadian Entomologist, 95(7): 727-730, 1963

A review of Coelopoeta (Elachistidae), with descriptions of two new species.
By Lauri Kaila
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 171-178, 1995
Kaila, L. 1995. A review of Coelopoeta (Elachistidae), with descriptions of two new species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 171-178