Stigmella nivea Remeikis & 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: 39

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:98E19676-EC03-4026-B4B6-39BEC10B5A05

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511025

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/90078570-FF83-2A02-FF07-5CDD8849FC82

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Plazi

scientific name

Stigmella nivea Remeikis & Stonis, 2016
status

 

30. Stigmella nivea Remeikis & Stonis, 2016 

( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 32View FIGURE 32, 37View FIGURE 37)

Stigmella nivea Remeikis & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d: 63 View Cited Treatment   , 65, 66, figs 180–185.

Material examined. 1 ♂ (holotype), PERU, Dept. Puno, 85 km W Puno, Cerro Huajrapata , 6.iv.1987, 4700 m, O. Karsholt, genitalia slide RA700 ( ZMUC). 

Diagnosis. Belongs to the S. nivea  species group. This relatively small species differs from other Stigmella  species, including the most similar S. inca Diškus & Stonis  , sp. nov., in the specific shape of gnathos with single very large caudal process and elaborated central plate. The irregularly scattered grey-white scales on grey forewing apex are also highly diagnostic.

Male ( Fig. 32View FIGURE 32). Described in Stonis et al. 2016d: 63, fig. 180. Forewing length about 2.5 mm; wingspan about 5.4 mm.

Female. Unknown.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 182–185.

Bionomics Adults fly in April. The holotype was swept from the vegetation during early afternoon between light snow flurries. Otherwise biology unknown.

Distribution ( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8). This species occurs in the high Peruvian Andes ( Peru: Puno Departamento) at altitudes about 4700 m.

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella nivea Remeikis & Stonis, 2016

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

Stigmella nivea Remeikis & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d : 63

Stonis 2016: 63