Stigmella pseudodigitata,

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: 48

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Stigmella pseudodigitata


The Stigmella pseudodigitata  group (designated here) (species 38)

Diagnostics ( Fig. 37View FIGURE 37): forewing without fascia, mostly brown, slightly speckled with dark brown scales or scales with blue and purple iridescence. In male genitalia, phallus with with a specific set of cornuti comprised of one large faceted cornutus and long digitate cornuti; uncus truncated; valva with one very long apical processes; transtilla with very short sublateral processes or without processes; vinculum with short ventral plate and rather small lateral lobes. Currently the group comprises of two very similar but still different Andean species: one from Argentina ( S. pseudodigitatta Remeikis & Stonis  ), the other from Bolivia ( S. azulella Diškus & Stonis  , sp. nov.) Trophic relationships unknown (host-plant of S. azulella  remains unidentified); leaf-mine as a very long and narrow gallery along the leaf-margin).