|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1978|
|Authors:||M. J. Scoble|
|Journal:||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Keywords:||Ectoedemia, Ectoedemia commiphorella, Ectoedemia nigrimacula, Namibia, Nepticulidae, South Africa|
The first southern hemisphere record of Ectoedemia, based on two species collected from southern Africa, is given. A new species, E. commiphorella, is described .and notes on the leaf-mining habit of the larva are presented. A species, nigrimacula, that was previously assigned to another genus (Nepticula, a junior synonym of Stigmella) is transferred to Ectoedemia.