The Nepticulidae of Malta (Lepidoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:E. J. van Nieukerken, Zerafa M.
Journal:Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta
Keywords:Acalyptris minimella, Ectoedemia euphorbiella, Europe, Lepidoptera, Malta, Nepticulidae, Parafomoria pseudocistivora, Stigmella aurella

Three species of Nepticulidae are recorded for the first time from the Maltese Islands. Acalyptris minimella, Ectoedemia euphorbiella, and Parafomoria pseudocistivora are added to the previously recorded Stigmella aurella. A short description of the adults and notes on ecology are given. Information on the egg oviposition and number of mines on leaves collected locally is provided for all species. Adults and mines are illustrated and distributional data is also provided.

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