Stigmella schoorli,

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: 5

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Stigmella schoorli


The schoorli  group (designated here) (species 1 to 4)

Diagnostics ( Fig. 37View FIGURE 37): forewing very glossy or shiny, often with shiny fasciae. In male genitalia, phallus with two large horn-like cornuti; valva with one apical process and bulged inner lobe; transtilla with large sublateral processes; uncus with two well-separated caudal lobes; gnathos with two long caudal processes and small central plate; vinculum with short but wide lateral lobes. Currently the group comprises four similar but still different species; all known from central Andes ( Peru and northern Chile). Host-plant relationships: at least one species ( S. epicosma  ) feeds on Trixis P. Browne  , Asteraceae  . 

Remarks. Originally, in the first full version of our manuscript, this small but distinctive species group was named as epicosma  group. However, at a final stage of our manuscript correction, the name “ epicosma  group” was applied to almost all Andean Stigmella  by van Nieukerken et al. (2016). We contend that such a large artifical group is not supported neither by morphological nor other data, and therefore this classification is rejected. Therefore, to avoid any misundersandings, we have abstained from further use of the term epicosma  group and for publication we re-named our group as the schoorli  group.