Holotype: ♂, PERU, Dept. Ancash, 35 km SE Huaraz, Cerro Cahuish, Quabrada Pucavado, 9°40'50"S, 77°13'32"W, elevation 4100 m, 15–18.ii.1987, O. Karsholt, genitalia slide no. RA565♂ (ZMUC).
type genitalia preparation:
Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen (ZMUC)
The species name is derived from Greek Pandora (Pandora’s box), the artifact in mythology, in reference to the amazing diversity of the Andean Stigmella often represented by externally similar species, which may appear as separate distinct taxa only after dissection (like S. pandora sp. nov.).