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Family Blastobasidae - Scavenger Moths

I06A9612 Blastobasinae Blastobasid Moth - Pigritia Blastobasis glandulella ? Pigritia Blastobasidae: Asaphocrita or Holcocera? - Hypatopa Gelechoid Moth July 8 - Blastobasis
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Classification
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered a subfamily of Coleophoridae; treated as a full family by Heikkilä et al. (2013)
Explanation of Names
Author: Meyrick, 1894
Numbers
430 spp. worldwide (Heikkilä et al. 2013)
Identification
Remarks
key to genera (1)
Print References
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L. 2013. Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera). Cladistics 1-27. (2)
Works Cited
1.Morphology and systematics of North American Blastobasidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea)
Adamski, D. & R.L. Brown. 1989. United States Department of Agriculture, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Technical Bulletin, 165: 1-70.
2.Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L. 2014. Cladistics 30: 563–589.