Stigmella altimontana 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: 35

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.3511031

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/90078570-FF87-2A06-FF07-5D948895FB14

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scientific name

Stigmella altimontana Remeikis & Stonis, 2016
status

 

24. Stigmella altimontana Remeikis & Stonis, 2016 

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

Stigmella altimontana Remeikis & Stonis, 2016  , in Stonis et al. 2016d: 51 View Cited Treatment , figs 133–142.

Material examined. 1 ♂ (holotype), 1 ♀ (paratype), PERU, Dept. Ancash, 50 km SE Huaraz, Rio Puma Pampa, Valley Ingenio , 9°53'53"S, 77° 15'40"W, elevation 4200–4350 m, 14–15.ii.1987, O. Karsholt, genitalia slide no. RA 539♂ (holotype), RA 540♀ (paratype)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ (paratype), 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. RA 538♂ ( ZMUC).GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Belongs to the S. marmorea  species group. Externally very similar to S. auriargentata Remeikis & Stonis. The  combination of specific set of numerous very large cornuti, transtilla without sublateral processes, bilobed uncus, and golden grey forewing with silver shining apical area distinguishes S. altimontana  from all other Stigmella  species.

Male ( Fig. 32View FIGURE 32). Described in Stonis et al. 2016d: 51, figs 133–135. Forewing length 2.8–3.2 mm; wingspan 6.1–6.9 mm.

Female. Externally similar to male.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 136–141.

Female genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: fig. 142.

Bionomics Adults fly in February. Otherwise biology unknown.

Distribution ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8). This species occurs in the high Peruvian Andes ( Peru: Ancash Departamento) at altitudes about 4100–4350 m.

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella altimontana Remeikis & Stonis, 2016

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

Stigmella altimontana

Stonis 2016: 51
2016