Stigmella calceolarifoliae 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: 33-34

publication ID

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

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3510692

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/90078570-FF85-2A05-FF07-59548B88FEAF

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scientific name

Stigmella calceolarifoliae Diškus & Stonis, 2016
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21. Stigmella calceolarifoliae Diškus & Stonis, 2016 

( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 19–24View FIGURES 19 – 28, 35View FIGURE 35)

Stigmella calceolarifoliae Diškus & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d: 79 View Cited Treatment   , 84, 85, figs 245–255.

Material examined. 1 ♂ (holotype), 2♀ (paratypes), BOLIVIA, Copacabana (southern shore of Lake Titicaca), 16°09'42"S, 69°05'19"W, elevation 3930 m, mining larvae on Calceolaria  sp. 28.iv.2014, ex pupa v.2014, field card no. 5170, A. Diškus, genitalia slide nos AD 650♂ (holotype), AD 649♀, AD 702♀ (paratypes) ( ZMUC)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Belongs to S. pandora  group. The combination of speckled forewing, distally four-lobed uncus, pointed apical processes of valva, long slender lobes of vinculum, transtilla without sublateral processes, and specific set of four large spine-like cornuti distinguishes S. calceolarifoliae  from all other Stigmella  species. The host-plant Calceolaria  ( Calceolariaceae  ) also makes this species distinctive.

Male ( Fig. 35View FIGURE 35). Described in in Stonis et al. 2016d: 84, 85, fig. 246. Forewing length 2.5–2.8 mm; wingspan 5.5–6.2 mm.

Female. Similar to male.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 246–248.

Female genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: fig. 249.

Bionomics ( Figs 131–133View FIGURES 131 – 138). Larva mines in leaves of Calceolaria  ( Calceolariaceae  ) ( Figs 131, 132View FIGURES 131 – 138). Larva greyish white; mine in April. Leaf-mine as a gallery strongly widening in distal part (therefore resembling a blotch) ( Fig. 133View FIGURES 131 – 138). In the beginning, beige to dark brown frass filling the whole width of the gallery; further the gallery widened to a blotch with dark brown to brown-black frass distributed irregularly, with very wide unfilled areas of the gallery left. Larval exit slit on upper side of the leaf. Cocoon pale beige to beige; length 2.0– 2.2 mm, maximum width 1.0– 1.1 mm.

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

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella calceolarifoliae Diškus & Stonis, 2016

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

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

Stonis 2016: 79