Other Common Names
This species has been given the common name of "Eggplant Leafminer Moth," but this is due to past confusion with Keiferia inconspicuella. There are no confirmed records of K. glochinella from eggplant.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Keiferia glochinella (Zeller, 1873)
Tildenia glochinella Zeller, 1873
There are six named species of Keiferia
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Keiferia glochinella is not distinguishable from
or Keiferia georgei
by wing maculation. (3)
Dissection or DNA to determine.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
California to Florida. (5)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some collection locations and dates.
Larvae mine leaves of horsenettle (Solanum carolinense).
Listed as a pest species in California (2002), again due to confusion with Keiferia inconspicuella.
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group