An embarrassing situation requiring urgent action: Colombia, a country of extraordinary biodiversity, still counts only few species of Nepticuloidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera)

Jonas R. Stonis, Andrius Remeikis, Virginijus Gerulaitis, Dimitri Forero

Abstract


This paper summarizes the  scant available data on Nepticuloidea (Nepticulidae and Opostegidae) from Colombia, and convenes systematists, particularly in Colombia, to study these peculiar tiny insects of great theoretical and practical importance.

Keywords


Colombia; leaf-miners; Nepticulidae; Opostegidae

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6001/biologija.v61i3-4.3204

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