Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella macrocarpae (Freeman, 1967)
Nepticula macrocarpae Freeman, 1967
Stigmella latifasciella (Chambers, 1878) is a junior homonym of the European Stigmella latifasciella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
* phylogenetic sequence #002500
Explanation of Names
Specific name is taken from the host plant Quercus macrocarpa.
Wingspan 4 mm (Freeman, 1967).
This species has been confused with Stigmella nigriverticella in the past. According to Erik van Nieukerken, S. macrocarpae has a wider pale fascia in the middle of the wing; for example:
For comparison, this specimen has been confirmed as S. nigriverticella:
Records from Indiana and southern Ontario, southeast to Maryland, south to South Carolina and Georgia. (1)
Type locality: Orillia
, Ontario (12 August 1965).
Larvae leaf mine in bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) (Freeman, 1967).
Chambers, 1878: 106
Forbes, 1923: 94
Freeman, T.N. 1967. A new species of Nepticula
on bur oak in Ontario (Nepticulidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 6(1): 19-21 (PDF
Newton & Wilkinson, 1982 (4)
Wilkinson, C.W. & M.J. Scoble, 1979. The Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) of Canada. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. 111 (S107): 1-129