Blastobasis egens Meyrick, 1918

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FAMILY Blastobasidae
SUBFAMILY Blastobasinae
GENUS Blastobasis
SPECIES egens
AUTHORMeyrick, 1918
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONBlastobasis egens n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Natal, Umkomaas, 25.i.1914, leg. A. J. T. Janse.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, genitalia slide Adamski 4740, TMSA; Paralectotypes 3♂ and 3♀, genitalia slides Adamski 4741–4744, BMNH 30240, 30241, BMNH, TMSA.
STATUS Species
COMMENTBlastobasis egens was described from a mixed series of 10 specimens (see Adamski et al. 2010: 36).
PUBLICATION Meyrick E. 1918a. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 6(2):7–59.
PAGINATION 37

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls. i–v. 68
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Meyrick E. 1918a. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 6(2):7–59. 37

Host Plants

Unknown

*   Host associations reported by Ghesquière (1940a: 68) and Sinev (2004: 116) are erroneous (see Adamski et al. 2010: 36).