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Nepticulidae
160013.000088Stigmella macrocarpae – (Freeman, 1967)

[T] © Aaron Hunt
Description/
Field Marks:
Dark wing with pale medial fascia.

Caution: all identifications of specimens, including those dissected or DNA barcoded, should be considered tentative. DNA barcoding suggests the possibility of a complex with similar undescribed species.
Similar Species: 0089 Stigmella nigriverticella usually has a narrower pale medial fascia.

Caution: the type of nigriverticella is missing and the true identity may be uncertain.
Taxonomic Notes: Stigmella macrocarpae (Freeman, 1967), formerly placed in the genus Nepticula, ZooKeys, 628: 65-246, was previously listed as Stigmella latifasciella in the the 1983 Hodges Checklist, a homonym of Nepticula latifasciella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855.
References
Stigmella macrocarpae
[T] © Aaron Hunt
Stigmella macrocarpae
[T] © Ken Childs
Stigmella macrocarpae
Paratype - LG – © Centre for Biodiversity Genomics

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