The identity of Stigmella zelleriella (Snellen, 1875), a senior synonym of S. repentiella (Wolff, 1955) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1983
Authors:E. J. van Nieukerken
Journal:Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden)
Date Published:1983-09-06
Keywords:Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Netherlands, Poland, Stigmella benanderella, Stigmella lappovimella, Stigmella zelleriella, Sweden

The identity of Stigmella zelleriella (Snellen. 1875) n. comb. is fixed by designation of a lectotype. Nepticula repentiella Wolff, 1955, and Nepticula lappovimella Svensson, 1976, are placed in synonomywith S. zelleriella, which is redescribed and discriminated from resembling species. It appears to have a northern distribution, occurring in sand-dunes on the Salix repens L.-complex and on moors inScandinavia on Salix lapponum L . The related S. benanderella (Wolff, 1955), which occurs on the same foodplants, is also diagnosed.

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