Stigmella pandora,

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: 30-31

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Stigmella pandora


The Stigmella pandora  group (designated here) (species 18–21)

Diagnostics ( Fig. 37View FIGURE 37): forewing speckled, sometimes with ill-defined (false) fascia. In male genitalia, phallus with a few loose, sometimes bilateral cornuti; valva with two apical processes; transtilla with or without small sublateral processes; uncus with two lobes or four caudal papillae; gnathos with two caudal processes; vinculum with small to large lateral lobes. Currently the group comprises of about ten Andean species: three from Ecuador (S. 

nubimontana Puplesis & Diškus, S. rubeta Puplesis & Diškus  , and one undescribed species), three from Peru ( S. mustelina Remeikis & Stonis  , S. misera Diškus & Stonis  , sp. nov., S. pandora Remeikis & Stonis  ), one from Bolivia ( S. calceolarifoliae Diškus & Stonis  , and at least three undescribed species from Argentina and Venezuela (Stonis et al. in prep.). Trophic relationships: the described species are known as leaf-miners on Rubus  ( Rosaceae  ) and Calceolaria  ( Calceolariaceae  ), while two undescribed species feeder on Asteraceae  . Leaf-mines as galleries, often in distal parts resembling blotches.