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Species Stigmella macrocarpae - Hodges#0088

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Stigmella
No Taxon (saginella group)
Species macrocarpae (Stigmella macrocarpae - Hodges#0088)
Hodges Number
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).
Print References
Chambers, 1878: 106 (latifasciella Chambers). (2)
Forbes, 1923: 94 (latifasciella Chambers). (3)
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.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Art. III - Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas, and others from more northern localities.
Vactor Tousey Chambers . 1878. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4: 79-106.
3.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
4.A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)
Philip J. Newton, Christopher Wilkinson. 1982. Systematic Entomology, 7(4): 367-463.