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Gelechioid Moth

Scientific Name
Blastobasis sp.
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Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Blastobasidae: Blastobasinae: Blastobasini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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LEP6
Source
Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Small moths with wingspans from 8-30mm. Wings narrow and long with fringing piliform scales. M3 and Cu1 completely united. Male antennal cilia as long as width of shaft; fore wing with M2 well separated, M3, Cu1, and Cu2 connate; hind wing with M2 short-stalked. Ocelli and chaetosemata absent. Scape often dilated with a dense tuft or pecten of scales which partly cover the eyes.

Larva

Body is cylindrical; the prothoriac and anal sheilds well sclerotised. There may be sclerotised pinacula and copmlete or partial sclerotised rings around the spiracles.

References

- Forbes, W.T.M. (1923). Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoirs, 68: 1-729.

- Common, I.F.B. (1990). Moths of Australia. Melbourne University Press.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
20/07/2011 06:12 AEST
Last Updated
08/05/2014 02:19 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Gelechioid Moth (Blastobasis sp.) Updated on 5/8/2014 2:19:39 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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