Hypatopa Walsingham, 1907, Walsingham, 1907

Adamski, David, 2013, Review of the Blastobasinae of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Blastobasidae), Zootaxa 3618 (1), pp. 1-223: 77

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Hypatopa Walsingham, 1907
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Hypatopa Walsingham, 1907  

Nearly 100 species of Hypatopa   have been described from North America and the Neotropics. Contrastingly, only a few species are known from the Palearctic and Oriental regions. Hypatopa   are distinguished from other blastobasinae   by having, a protuberant proximal flange of the dorsal part of the valva, a ventrolateral margin of the proximal flange that is setose and/or intermixed with spines, and an entire or mesially emarginate ventroposterior margin of the gnathos. Only a single host record has been authoritatively documented for Hypatopa   , and it is based on a USDA-APHIS-PPQ interception, from which one adult specimen was reared from Solidago   sp. ( Asteraceae   ) from The Dominican Republic.