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March 2012 - You Ning Su, with advice from Ted Edwards, Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra


[Modified after Edwards in Nielsen et al. (1996: 97)].
The Blastodacninae were considered a subfamily of the Agonoxenidae by Hodges (1978) and Scoble (1992). They were considered a separate family by Common (1990) and Nielsen & Common (1991) who placed no Australian species in the family. Widespread genera which occur in Australia were placed in the Blastodacninae by Hodges (1978), Leraut (1980) and Nye & Fletcher (1991) and these are included in the family here. Hodges (1997, 1998) is followed in recognition of Agonoxeninae as a subfamily of Blastodacnidae and assignment of genera.

Edwards in Nielsen et al. (1996: 97) noted the following name as an unplaced species in the family Blastodacnidae:

Lithocolletis agrapha Turner, A.J. (1947). Contributions to our knowledge of Australian Microlepidoptera. Proc. R. Soc. Qd 57: 65-74 [71].


General References

Common, I.F.B. 1990. Moths of Australia. Carlton : Melbourne University Press vi+535 pp., 32 pls.

Edwards, E.D. 1996. Blastodacnidae. p. 97 in Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. (eds). Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Vol. 4 xiv 529 pp. & CD-ROM.

Hodges, R.W. 1978. Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae. In, Dominick, R.B. et al. (eds). The Moths of America North of Mexico. London : E.W. Classey Limited & R.B.D. Publications Inc. Vol. 6.1 166+x pp., 6 pls.

Hodges, R.W. 1997. A new agonoxenine moth damaging Araucaria araucana needles in western Argentina and notes on the neotropical agonoxenine fauna (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 99(2): 267-278

Hodges, R.W. 1998. The Gelechioidea. pp. 131-158 in Kristensen, N.P. (ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology. Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Part 35. i-x. Berlin : Walter de Gruyter Vol. 1(35).

Leraut, P. 1980. Liste systématique et synonymique des Lépidoptères de France, Belgique at Corse. Supplemént à Alexanor et au Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France. 334 pp.

Nielsen, E.S. & Common, I.F.B. 1991. Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies). pp. 817-915, pls 7, 8 in CSIRO (ed.). The Insects of Australia. 2 vols. Carlton : Melbourne University Press xiii + vi + 1075 pp., 8 pls.

Nye, I.W.B. & Fletcher, D.S. 1991. Microlepidoptera. The Generic Names of Moths of the World. London : British Museum (Natural History) Vol. 6 xxix+368 pp., frontispiece.

Scoble, M.J. 1992. The Lepidoptera. Form, Function and Diversity. Oxford : Natural History Museum Publications & Oxford University Press xi + 404 pp.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
07-Mar-2012 07-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)