Stigmella molinensis van Nieukerken & Snyers, 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: 55

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511241

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scientific name

Stigmella molinensis van Nieukerken & Snyers, 2016
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42. Stigmella molinensis van Nieukerken & Snyers, 2016 

Stigmella molinensis van Nieukerken & Snyers, in van Nieukerken et al. 2016b: 22 View Cited Treatment   –26. ( Figs 2View FIGURES 1 – 8, 9View FIGURES 9 – 11)

Diagnosis. The combination of a dark speckled forewing, phallus with numerous but tiny cornuti, and valva with one long apical process in the male genitalia distinguishes S. molinensis  from all other American Stigmella  species. The host-plant Salix humboldtiana  also make this species distinctive.

Male. Described and illustrated in van Nieukerken et al. 2016b: figs 64, 65. Forewing length 1.9–2.0 mm; wingspan 4.4–4.5 mm.

Female. Described in van Nieukerken et al. 2016: 22. Forewing length about 2.3 mm, wingspan 5.1 mm.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in van Nieukerken et al. 2016b: figs 48–53.

Female genitalia. Illustrated in van Nieukerken et al. 2016b: figs 54–57.

Bionomics. Host-plant: Salix humboldtiana Willd.  , Salicaceae  . Larva yellow. Leaf-mine as a gallery with slender central line of black frass. Adults fly in December –January (van Nieukerken et al. 2016b).

Distribution ( Figs 2View FIGURES 1 – 8, 9View FIGURES 9 – 11). This species is known from Peru (Lima) at altitudes about 240 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella molinensis van Nieukerken & Snyers, 2016

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

Stigmella molinensis van Nieukerken & Snyers, in van Nieukerken et al. 2016b : 22

Nieukerken 2016: 22