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16a0010.1 – 0086.1   Stigmella multispicata Rociené & Stonis, 2014

© M. J. Hatfield
Distribution: Canada: ON, QC; USA: IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MN, NY, OH, TN, WI (van Nieukerken et al. 2018).
Holotype: Primorye, Russia.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Miner of Ulmus (elm).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Stigmella multispicata Rociené & Stonis, 2014
Taxonomic Notes: Stigmella multispicata Rociené & Stonis 2014, a nonnative species from Asian, is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico with specimens collected by Jim Vargo in Indiana dating back to at least 2010 (van Nieukerken et al. 2018).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • 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 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.
  • Van Nieukerken, E.J., D.O. Gilrein & C.S. Eiseman, 2018. Stigmella multispicata Rociene & Stonis, an Asian leafminer on Siberian elm now widespread in eastern North America. ZooKeys, 784: 95-125.
Stigmella multispicata
© Greg Raterman
Stigmella multispicata
© Bill Johnson
Stigmella multispicata
© Jane & John Balaban
Stigmella multispicata
4mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Stigmella multispicata
© Thomas Wilson LG
on an introduced Ulmus sp

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