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16a0051.2 – 0064   Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854)
Distribution Data for Stigmella oxyacanthella
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Synonymy: Nepticula oxyacanthella Stainton, 1854
Nepticula aeneella of authors not Heinemann, 1862
Nepticula cotoneastri Sorhagen, 1922
Nepticula oxyacanthaecolella Doubleday, 1859
Micropteryx pomivorella Packard, 1870
Taxonomic Notes: Stigmella oxyacanthella (Stainton, 1854) includes as a synonym Stigmella pomivorella (Packard, 1870), apparently introduced from Europe in the 19th century (Van 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.
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  • 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.
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