Remarks on some families of leaf-mining Microlepidoptera from central-southern Sardinia, with some ecological considerations ( Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae, Bucculatricidae, Gracillariidae). In: Nardi G., Whitmore D., Bardiani M., Birtele D., Mason F., Spada

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:P. Triberti, Braggio S.
Journal:Conservazione Habitat Invertebrati
Date Published:2011
Keywords:Acalyptris minimella, Bucculatricidae, Ectoedemia erythrogenella, Ectoedemia groschkei, Ectoedemia heringella, Ectoedemia suberis, Faunistics, gracillariidae, Italy, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Sardinia, Stigmella aurella, Stigmella minusculella, Stigmella myrtillella, Stigmella paradoxa, Stigmella rolandi, Stigmella salicis complex, Stigmella suberivora, Trifurcula, Trifurcula montana, Trifurcula rosmarinella

Results of a faunistic study in Sardinia on three families of leaf miners (Microlepidoptera: Nepticulidae, Bucculatricidae and Gracillariidae) are presented. The study areas are located in the south-western and central-eastern parts of the island: the Linas-Oridda-Marganai Regional Park and the Golfo di Orosei and Gennargentu National Park. A total of 27 species are recorded, including 7 new for Sardinia and one (Trifurcula rosmarinella (Chrétien, 1914) (Nepticulidae)) new for Italy. Besides, in the family Nepticulidae the study of two species is still in progress whereas a third one, T. montana Lašt°uvka Z., Lašt°uvka A. & van Nieukerken, 2007, was recently described as new for science. In the faunistic list each species is accompanied by a short comment on distribution and biology. Because of the notable supply of data in these last years, the list of all the species known from Sardinia of these three families is reported together with their hostplants. Particular attention is reserved to the evergreen oak leaf miners and the sampling of the mines of these insects is suggested for monitoring ecological changes.

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