Blastobasis glandulella

421766.00 — 1162 — Blastobasis glandulella (Riley, 1871) — Acorn Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
unclear/unknown

Quercus (in acorns)

Remarks

Larvae feed on acorns and chestnuts.

References

  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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 BugGuide
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Lectotype ♀
  • Landry, J.F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, & P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa 3749(1): 001–093.