Nieukerken, E.J. van
|Authors||E.J. van Nieukerken, R. Johansson|
|Title||Identity of Hitherto doubtful specific names in European Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera)|
|Keywords||Lepidoptera; Nepticulidae; nomenclature; specific names|
|Abstract||The identity of hitherto doubtful specific names in Nepticulidae has been established on the basis of type material where possible, or after a critical reexamination of the original descriptions.|
In addition a few previously synonymized names have been reevaluated. The identity of 17 names could be firmly established: 15 are synonymized with senior, well known names, two are senior synonyms to previously used names: Stigmella sakhalinella Puplesis (= S. discidia Schoorl & Wilkinson syn. nov.) and Trifurcula subnitidella (Duponchel) comb. nov. (= Trifurcula griseella Wolff syn. nov.). Two names are tentatively synonymized. Three names are excluded from Nepticulidae: Tinea commatella Schrank, 1802 (probably a trichopteron), Tinea minimella Costa (preoccupied) and Lyonetia concolorella Tengström, 1848 (a junior synonym of Bucculatrix cristatella Zeller). Eighteen new synonymies are established and three lectotypes are designated.
A systematic index comprising these and other recently published changes is presented in the same form as the checklist of western Palaearctic Nepticulidae.
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