The Ando-Patagonian Stigmella magnispinella group (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae) with description of new species from Ecuador, Peru and Argentina

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors:Stonis, JR, Remeikis, A, Diškus, A, Gerulaitis, V
Date Published:2016-12-01
ISBN Number:1175-5334
Keywords:Andes, Argentina, Ecuador, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, New species, Peru, Stigmella dolia, Stigmella magnispinella, Stigmella magnispinella group, Stigmella olekarsholti, Stigmella patagonica, Stigmella varispinella

On the basis of morphological studies of collection samples from the Andes (Ecuador, Peru and Argentina), we describe five new species of Stigmella Schrank (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): S. varispinella Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov. (Ecuador), S. olekarsholti Remeikis Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov., S. magnispinella Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov. (Peru), S. dolia Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov., and S. patagonica Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov. (Argentina). All treated taxa belong to the newly designated S. magnispinella group. Images of adults and genitalia, pictorial keys, a distribution map , and photographs of the leaf-mines of S. olekarsholti are included.  

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