Stigmella clinopodiella Diškus & Stonis, 2016,

Stonis, Jonas R., Diškus, Arūnas, Remeikis, Andrius, Karsholt, Ole & Torres, Nixon Cumbicus, 2017, Illustrated review of the leaf-mining Nepticulidae of the central Andes (Peru and Bolivia), Zootaxa 4257 (1), pp. 1-70: 38

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.556874

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3510748

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scientific name

Stigmella clinopodiella Diškus & Stonis, 2016
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29. Stigmella clinopodiella Diškus & Stonis, 2016 

( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 19–24View FIGURES 19 – 28, 37View FIGURE 37)

Stigmella clinopodiella Diškus & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d: 79 View Cited Treatment   , figs 230–244.

Material examined. 2 ♂ (holotype and paratype), 3 ♀ (paratypes), BOLIVIA, Copacabana (southern shore of Lake Titicaca), 16°09'42"S, 69°05'20"W, elevation 3930 m, mining larvae on Clinopodium axillare (Rusby) Harley  , 28.iv.2014, field card no. 5172, A. Diškus, genitalia slide nos AD 646♂ (holotype), AD 644♂, AD 651♀, AD 652♀, AD 653♀ (paratypes) ( ZMUC)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Belongs to the S. singularia  species group. The combination of distally truncated uncus, closely juxtaposed processes of gnathos, very long apical process of valva, and specific set of numerous large horn-like cornuti distinguishes S. clinopodiella  from all other Stigmella  species. The host-plant Clinopodium axillare  ( Lamiaceae  ) also make this species distinctive.

Male. Described in Stonis et al. 2016d: 79. Forewing length about 2.2 mm; wingspan 5.0 mm.

Female. Similar to male.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 230–233.

Female genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 234–237.

Bionomics ( Figs 134, 135View FIGURES 131 – 138). Larva mines in leaves of Clinopodium axillare (Rusby) Harley  ( Lamiaceae  : Mentheae  ) ( Fig. 134View FIGURES 131 – 138). Larva pale yellow with indistinctive intestine and dark brown head; mine in April. Leafmine as a very long gallery strongly widening in distal part (therefore resembling a blotch) ( Fig. 135View FIGURES 131 – 138). Black-brown to black frass gathered into a line with very wide unfilled margins in the distal part but filling the whole width of the gallery in the narrow part. Larval exit slit on upper side of the leaf. Cocoon beige to dark beige; length 2.6–2.8 mm, maximum width 1.1–1.5 mm.

Distribution ( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 19–24View FIGURES 19 – 28). This species occurs in the Altiplano of the Bolivian Andes ( Bolivia: southern shore of Lake Titicaca) at altitudes around 3930 m.

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella clinopodiella Diškus & Stonis, 2016

Stonis, Jonas R., Diškus, Arūnas, Remeikis, Andrius, Karsholt, Ole & Torres, Nixon Cumbicus 2017
2017
Loc

Stigmella clinopodiella Diškus & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d : 79

Stonis 2016: 79