Four new leaf-mining Acalyptris species from Guatemala and Belize, with new data on bionomics of Stigmella pruinosa (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:J. R. Stonis, Diškus, A., Remeikis, A., Noreika, R., Schuster, J.
Date Published:2013-11-19
Keywords:Acalyptris basicornis, Acalyptris caribbicus, Acalyptris peteni, Acalyptris statuarius, Guatemala, host plant, Malvaceae, Nepticulidae, New species, Stigmella pruinosa, Verbenaceae

This paper describes four new species: Acalyptris basicornis Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov., A. peteni Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov., A. caribbicus Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov. (host-plant: Lantana involucrata L., Verbenaceae), and A. statuarius Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov. Another species, Stigmella pruinosa Puplesis & Robinson, is re-described, with new distribution records in Guatemala and with the first documentation of leaf-mines on Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. (Malvaceae). All five species are illustrated with photographs of the leaf-mines, adults, and genitalia.

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