DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3609.2.8
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New Nepticulidae species (Insecta: Lepidoptera) from the Yucatán Peninsula

JONAS R. STONIS, ANDRIUS REMEIKIS, ARŪNAS DIŠKUS, REMIGIJUS NOREIKA

Abstract


Thirty-eight species of Nepticulidae are known from the Yucatán Peninsula and adjacent areas (mainland Mexico and Be-lize). This paper describes two new species: Stigmella maya Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov. (a leaf-miner of Karwinskia hum-boldtiana, Rhamnaceae), and Acalyptris yucatani Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov. (a leaf-miner of Schinus sp., Anacardiaceae). S. maya is among the smallest Lepidoptera in the world. In its male genitalia S. maya resembles a sizeable group of undescribed species occurring in the Andes (Patagonia: Argentina). The adults of both new species are illustrated with photographs of adults, genitalia and leaf-mines.


Keywords


Nepticulidae, new species, Stigmella, Acalyptris, taxonomy, leaf-mines, Yucatán

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