Stigmella cuprata ( Meyrick, 1915 ),

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: 46

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/90078570-FF88-2A09-FF07-5ED58DDDFADE

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Stigmella cuprata ( Meyrick, 1915 )
status

 

34. Stigmella cuprata ( Meyrick, 1915) 

( Figs 2View FIGURES 1 – 8, 9View FIGURES 9 – 11, 32View FIGURE 32, 37View FIGURE 37)

Nepticula cuprata Meyrick, 1915: 255  .

Stigmella cuprata ( Meyrick, 1915) in Puplesis & Robinson 2000: 24  , 25, figs 15, 90, 91.

Material examined. 1 ♂ (lectotype), 1 specimen (sex unknown; see Remarks), PERU, Matucana , 2370 m, vii.1914, Parish, genitalia slide no. 28848 BMNH (lectotype) ( BMNH)  .

Diagnosis. Belongs to the S. nivea  species group. The combination of closely juxtaposed processes of gnathos, one pointed apical processes of valva, distally narrowed and bilobed uncus, long vinculum, and a band of very large, horn-like cornuti distinguishes S. cuprata  from all other members of the group.

Male ( Fig. 32View FIGURE 32). Redescribed in Puplesis & Robinson 2000: 24, 25, fig. 15. Forewing length about 1.9 mm; wingspan about 4.3 mm.

Female. Not studied (see Remarks).

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Puplesis & Robinson 2000: figs 90, 91.

Bionomics. Adults fly in July. Otherwise biology unknown.

Distribution ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 11). This species occurs in the Peruvian Andes ( Peru: Matucana) at altitudes about 2370 m.

Remarks. Puplesis & Robinson (2000) have redefined Stigmella cuprata  from the male lectotype. The other specimen of type series is probably a female. However, it extremely rubbed, badly pinned, and with few or no traces of pattern. It was impossible to tell whether it is likely to be conspecific with the lectotype and Puplesis & Robinson (2000) have therefore not dissected it. No external features remain that are distinct.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella cuprata ( Meyrick, 1915 )

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

Nepticula cuprata

Meyrick 1915: 255
Loc

Stigmella cuprata ( Meyrick, 1915 ) in Puplesis & Robinson 2000 : 24

Puplesis 2000: 24