Taxonomic checklist of Nepticulidae of Mexico, with the description of three new species from the Pacific Coast (Insecta, Lepidoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:A. Šimkevičiūtė, Stonis, J. R., Diškus, A.
Journal:Acta Zoologica Lituanica
Keywords:Acalyptris lascuevella, Acalyptris paradividua, Acalyptris terrificus, Lepidoptera, Mexico, Neotropic, Nepticulidae, New host-record, Stigmella plumosetaeella, Stigmella racemifera, Ulmaceae

The study of the material collected along the Pacific Coast of Mexico in 2008 has resulted in the discovery of six new species of Nepticulidae. Three species are described and named Stigmella racemifera Šimkevičiūtė & Stonis, sp. n., Acalyptris paradividua Šimkevičiūtė & Stonis, sp. n. and A. terrificus Šimkevičiūtė & Stonis, sp. n., and the other three species belonging to Stigmella and Acalyptris are documented, but not named pending the availability of additional material. The taxonomic checklist of the Mexican fauna of Nepticulidae is provided for the first time. Illustrations of adults and male genitalia of all species reported in the checklist are given together with a distribution map.

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