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59a1766 – 1162   Blastobasis glandulella (Riley, 1871)
             Acorn Moth

Mark Dreiling
Genitalia: See McDunnough (1961), Am. Mus. Novit. 2045: 11; figs. 6, 14.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gelechia glandulella Riley, 1871
Holcocera modestella Clemens, 1863
Blastobasis nubilella Zeller, 1873
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1961. A study of the Blastobasinae of Nova Scotia, with particular reference to genitalic characters (Microlepidoptera, Blastobasidae). American Museum Novitates, 2045: 1-20.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 4.26m; p. 61. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Lectotype ♀
Blastobasis glandulella
Carol Wolf
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Machele White
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Randy Newman
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Charles Melton
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Mark Dreiling - DNA
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[T] Carol Wolf
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CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
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Jason Dombroskie
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LG – J-F Landry (CNC)
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17mm – Jim Vargo
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- 18mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum

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