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16a0013 – 0088   Stigmella macrocarpae (Freeman, 1967)

[T] © Aaron Hunt
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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Nepticula macrocarpae Freeman, 1967
Nepticula latifasciella Chambers, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Stigmella macrocarpae (Freeman, 1967), n. comb., replaces the name Nepticula latifasciella Chambers, 1878, a junior homonym of Nepticula latifasciella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 in Nieukerken et al. (2016).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Van Nieukerken, E.J., C. Doorenweerd, R.J.B. Hoare, D.R. Davis, 2016. Revised classification and catalogue of global Nepticulidae and Opostegidae (Lepidoptera, Nepticuloidea). ZooKeys, 628: 65-246.
Stigmella macrocarpae
[T] © Aaron Hunt
Stigmella macrocarpae
[T] © Ken Childs
Stigmella macrocarpae
Paratype - LG – © Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
Stigmella macrocarpae
LG(cc) McGuire Center Coll.

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