The Stigmella oxyacanthella species-group in Europe (Nepticulidae: Lepidoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1985
Authors:J. W. Schoorl, van Nieukerken, E. J., Wilkinson, C.
Journal:Systematic Entomology
Keywords:Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Nepticula aeneella, Nepticula chalybeia, Nepticula cotoneastri, Nepticula embonella, Nepticula pyricola, Nepticulidae, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Stigmella, Stigmella aceris, Stigmella anomalella, Stigmella crataegella, Stigmella desperatella, Stigmella hahniella, Stigmella magdalenae, Stigmella minusculella, Stigmella nylandriella, Stigmella oxyacanthella, Stigmella oxyacanthella group, Stigmella pyri, Stigmella regiella, Stigmella torminalis

The Stigmella oxyacanthella species-group sensu Johansson 1971, is revised here. Ten European species are recognized: torminalis (Wood), regiella (Herrich-Schäffer), crataegella (Klimesch), hahniella (Wörz), magdalenae (Klimesch), nylandriella (Tengström), oxyacanthella (Stainton), pyri (Glitz), minusculella (Herrich-Schäffer) and desperatella (Frey). Two species previously attributed to the group are here excluded: aceris (Frey) and aeneella (Heinemann). The latter is synonymized with Stigmella anomalella (Göze).Ten lectotypes are designated and an identification key to all the species is provided. Descriptions of adults and their genitalia and of larvae and their biology are given. The group has a holarctic distribution.

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