Identity of hitherto doubtful specific names in European Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:E. J. van Nieukerken, Johansson R.
Journal:Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden)
Date Published:1987-12-29
Keywords:Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canary islands, Ectoedemia occultella, Ectoedemia subbimaculella, Elachista subnitidella, Finland, Fomoria, France, Germany, Italy, Nepticula castanella, Nepticula commatella, Nepticula concolorella, Nepticula fagella, Nepticula fagi, Nepticula flexuosella, Nepticula ligustrella, Nepticula nobilella, Nepticula penicillata, Nepticula subnitidella, Nepticulidae, Norway, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Stigmella, Stigmella aceris, Stigmella angustella, Stigmella anomalella, Stigmella atricapitella, Stigmella aureocapitella, Stigmella bistrimaculella, Stigmella discidia, Stigmella discrepans, Stigmella floslactella, Stigmella gilvella, Stigmella helbigi, Stigmella hemargyrella, Stigmella malella, Stigmella nigrobrunella, Stigmella prunetorum, Stigmella rosarum, Stigmella rubicurrens, Stigmella sakhalinella, Stigmella saxatilella, Stigmella suberivora, Stigmella tityrella, Stigmella trimaculella, Switzerland, Tinea minimella, Trifurcula griseella, Trifurcula subnitidella

The identity of hitherto doubtful specific names in Nepticulidae has been established on the basis of type material where possible, or after a critical reexamination of the original descriptions.In addition a few previously synonymized names have been reevaluated. The identity of 17 names could be firmly established: 15 are synonymized with senior, well known names, two are senior synonyms to previously used names: Stigmella sakhalinella Puplesis (= S. discidia Schoorl & Wilkinson syn. nov.) and Trifurcula subnitidella (Duponchel) comb. nov. (= Trifurcula griseella Wolff syn. nov.). Two names are tentatively synonymized. Three names are excluded from Nepticulidae: Tinea commatella Schrank, 1802 (probably a trichopteron), Tinea minimella Costa (preoccupied) and Lyonetia concolorella Tengström, 1848 (a junior synonym of Bucculatrix cristatella Zeller). Eighteen new synonymies are established and three lectotypes are designated.A systematic index comprising these and other recently published changes is presented in the same form as the checklist of western Palaearctic Nepticulidae.

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