Stigmella stettinensis (Heinemann), an overlooked species of the Stigmella oxyacanthella-group (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) in Europe

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:A. Laštůvka, Laštůvka Z.
Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis
Date Published:2004
Keywords:Czech-Republic, Greece, Italy, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Poland, Slovakia, Stigmella minusculella, Stigmella stettinensis

Stigmella stettinensis (Heinemann, 1871) is separated from a widely distributed Stigmella minusculeIla (Hemch-Schaffer, 1855) - a miner of pear-tree. The two species differ in colouration, in number of antenna1 segments and in some genitalia structures. The caterpillar of Stigmella stettinensis mines also leaves of Pyrus spp. Important characters are figured, problems of nomenclature are discussed, neotypes of the both taxa are fixed.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith