Stigmella ageratinae 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: 46-47

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3510562

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Stigmella ageratinae Diškus & Stonis, 2016
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35. Stigmella ageratinae Diškus & Stonis, 2016 

( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 19–24View FIGURES 19 – 28, 35View FIGURE 35, 37View FIGURE 37, 136–138View FIGURES 131 – 138)

Stigmella ageratinae Diškus & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d: 75 View Cited Treatment   –79, figs 213–229.

Material examined. 1 ♂ (paratype, from mature pupa), 1 ♀ (holotype), BOLIVIA, Copacabana (southern shore of Lake Titicaca), 16°09'42"S, 69°05'19"W, elevation 3930 m, mining larvae on Ageratina pentlandiana  (DC.) R.M. King & H. Rob., 28.iv.2014, ex pupa v.2014, field card no. 5171, A. Diškus, genitalia slide nos AD 595♂ (paratype), AD 596♀ (holotype) ( ZMUC)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Belongs to the S. nivea  species group. The combination of golden cream forewing with fuscous markings, bilobed uncus, closely juxtaposed processes of gnathos, and specific set of large horn-like cornuti distinguishes S. ageratinae  from all other Stigmella  species, including the members of the nivea  species group. The host-plant Ageratina pentlandiana  ( Asteraceae  ) also makes this species highly distinctive.

Male. Similar to female; known only from mature pupa ( Stonis et al. 2016d).

Female ( Fig. 35View FIGURE 35). Described in Stonis et al. 2016d: 75, figs 213, 214. Forewing length about 2.4 mm; wingspan 5.5–5.6 mm.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 215–220.

Female genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: figs 221–223.

Bionomics ( Figs 136–138View FIGURES 131 – 138). Larva mines in leaves of Ageratina pentlandiana  (DC.) R.M. King & H. Rob. ( Asteraceae  ) ( Fig. 136View FIGURES 131 – 138). Larva pale yellow with indistinct intestine and dark brown head; mine in April. Leaf-mine as a gallery strongly contorted in distal third (therefore resembling a blotch) ( Figs 137, 138View FIGURES 131 – 138). Black-brown to black frass gathered into a wide central line with wide margins of the gallery remaining unfilled. Larval exit slit on upper side of the leaf. Cocoon beige to pale beige; length 2.5–2.7 mm, maximum width 1.5–1.6 mm.

Distribution ( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 22View FIGURES 19 – 28). 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 ageratinae Diškus & Stonis, 2016

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

Stigmella ageratinae Diškus & Stonis, in Stonis et al. 2016d : 75

Stonis 2016: 75