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16a0100 – 0125   Opostegoides scioterma (Meyrick, 1920)
             Gooseberry Barkminer

John Lee
Distribution: "Probably widespread across most of the northern USA and southern Canada from western Oregon,Washington, and British Colombia east to Ontario and Maine." - Davis & Stonis (2007)
Holotype: Toronto, ON.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Gooseberry (Ribes spp.). The common name "Gooseberry Barkminer" was erroneously applied to P. quardristrigella originally due to misidentification in Grossenbacher (1910).
Field Marks:
See Davis & Stonis (2007), Smithson. Contr. Zool., 625: 42; figs. 10,11, 21, 25, 26, 32, 36, 42, 91-108,136, 259, 260, 424,425.
Genitalia: See Davis & Stonis (2007)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Opostega scioterma Meyrick, 1920
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Davis, D.R. & J.R. Stonis, 2007. A revision of the New World plant-mining moths of the family Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea) Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 625: 1-212.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Opostegoides scioterma
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Opostegoides scioterma
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