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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4200.4.7

The Ando-Patagonian Stigmella magnispinella group (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae) with description of new species from Ecuador, Peru and Argentina

JONAS R. STONIS, ANDRIUS REMEIKIS, ARŪNAS DIŠKUS, VIRGINIJUS GERULAITIS

Abstract


On the basis of morphological studies of collection samples from the Andes (Ecuador, Peru and Argentina), we describe five new species of Stigmella Schrank (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): S. varispinella Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov. (Ecuador), S. olekarsholti Remeikis Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov., S. magnispinella Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov. (Peru), S. dolia Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov., and S. patagonica Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov. (Argentina). All treated taxa belong to the newly designated S. magnispinella group. Images of adults and genitalia, pictorial keys, a distribution map, and photographs of the leaf-mines of S. olekarsholti are included.

 


Keywords


Lepidoptera, the Andes, Argentina, Ecuador, Nepticulidae, new species, Peru, Stigmella

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