Stigmella alticosma 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: 11-12

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

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3510898

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/90078570-FFAF-2A2F-FF07-5A4688E2FE63

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scientific name

Stigmella alticosma Remeikis & Stonis, 2016
status

 

2. Stigmella alticosma Remeikis & Stonis, 2016 

( Figs 1, 4View FIGURES 1 – 8, 33View FIGURE 33, 37View FIGURE 37)

Stigmella alticosma Remeikis & Stonis  ; in Stonis et al. 2016d: 63 View Cited Treatment .

Material examined. Holotype: 1 ♂, PERU, Dept. Lima, 10 km N of Oyón, Quabrada Quichas, Pueblo Quichas , 10°34'17"S, 76°46'03"W, elevation ca. 4000 m, 24–26.ii.1987, O. Karsholt, genitalia slide no. Diškus 188♂ ( ZMUC)GoogleMaps  .

Diagnosis. Belongs to the Stigmella schoorli  group. The combination of a golden shining base of forewing and unequally developed horn-like cornuti (rate: 1:1.9; the longer cornutus 1.5 times exceeds the width of phallus) distinguishes S. alticosma  from the most resembling members of the group ( S. epicosma  and S. paracosma  sp. nov.). From similar S. schoorli  and S. hamata  , S. alticosma  may be easily distinguished by the shiny median fascia of forewing and rounded inner lobe of valva.

Forewing dark brown with golden gloss and purple iridescence, with two silvery shining fasciae (median and apical) and (concolorous with thorax). The combination of: forewing possesing two silvery shining fasciae and shiny golden base, deeply divided uncus, specific set of two large but unequal horn-like cornuti in male genitalia (with cornuti ratio 1:2) distinguishes S. alticosma  sp. nov. from all other Stigmella  species.

Male ( Fig. 33View FIGURE 33). Described in Stonis et al. 2016d: 63, figs 174, 175. Wingspan: about 5.0 mm.

Female. Unknown.

Male genitalia. Illustrated in Stonis et al. 2016d: 63, figs 177–179.

Bionomics. Adults fly in February. Otherwise biology unknown.

Distribution ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8). This species occurs in the high Peruvian Andes ( Peru: Lima Departamento) at altitudes about 4000 m ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 8).

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nepticulidae

Genus

Stigmella

Loc

Stigmella alticosma Remeikis & Stonis, 2016

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

Stigmella alticosma

Stonis 2016: 63
2016