Description of new species of oak leaf-miners (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), with notes on the species groups of Stigmella Schrank associated with Quercus as a host-plant

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:J. R. Stonis, Diškus, A., Remeikis, A., Navickaite, A., Rociene, A.
Date Published:2013-11-20
Keywords:China, Himalaya, India, Nepticulidae, New species, Quercus, Stigmella acuta, Stigmella cornuta

Stigmella acuta Diškus, Navickaitė & Remeikis, sp. nov., a new species of oak-feeding leaf-miner belonging to the S. hemargyrellagroup, and S. cornuta Rocienė & Stonis, sp. nov., belonging to the newly designated S. cornuta group, aredescribed from Asia and, for the first time, the S. hemargyrella group is associated with Quercus as a host-plant. The newspecies are illustrated with photographs of the leaf mines, adults, and genitalia. Diagnostics and host-plant preferences ofseven Stigmella species groups associated with oaks (the S. caesurifasciella, S. saginella, S. quercipulchella, S. ruficapitella,S. castanopsiella, S. hemargyrella and S. cornuta groups) are discussed.

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