Specimen data of the fast spreading leafminer Stigmella naturnella (Nepticulidae) in Europe

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This dataset contains all specimen data of the leafmining species Stigmella naturnella (Klimesch, 1936) as published by van Nieukerken (2023). Some material of other Betula mining species that were treated in the same paper is also included.

The compilation comprises all records of S. naturnella as validated by the author, including observation data on the platforms waarneming.nl, waarnemingen.be, iNaturalist, and DNA barcoding data from BOLD Systems. Other records are collection material examined by the author, and credible literature data.

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Metadata; Nepticulidae; Europe; Netherlands; Belgium; leafmine; DNA barcode


Erik J. van Nieukerken
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Geographic Coverage

Global distribution

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

leafmining moths

Family Nepticulidae (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Species Stigmella naturnella, Stigmella alnetella, Stigmella betulicola, Stigmella confusella, Stigmella continuella, Stigmella glutinosae, Stigmella lapponica, Stigmella luteella, Stigmella sakhalinella

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Nieukerken van EJ (2023) Stigmella naturnella (Klimesch, 1936) (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae) a fast-spreading European leafminer of Betula, with a revised key to linear leafmines on Betula. Nota Lepidopterologica 46: 37-82. https://doi.org/10.3897/nl.46.99360

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b2b5ec32-1ba6-4581-a0e4-5a701c42cc25