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16a0022.1 – 0095.2   Stigmella microtheriella (Stainton, 1854)
Distribution Data for Stigmella microtheriella
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Distribution: Canada: ON, BC; USA: CT, VT, MD, WA, OR, CA.
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Synonymy: Nepticula microtheriella Stainton, 1854
Stigmella cathepostis Kemperman & Wilkinson, 1985
Taxonomic Notes: Stigmella microtheriella includes as a synonym Stigmella cathepostis Kemperman & Wilkinson, 1985 in Nieukerken et al. (2016). This species is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico with specimens found in both eastern and western North America. (Eiseman & van Nieukerken 2015).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAI0007 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Eiseman, C. & E.J. van Nieukerken, 2015. Stigmella microtheriella. BugGuide website, hosted by Iowa State University Entomology, webpage. [accessed 15 October 2022]
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • 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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