Anacardiaceae-feeding Nepticulidae in the Neotropics: description of Stigmella lilliputica sp. nov. from Argentina, a pest on Chilean peppertree Schinus polygama

Jonas Rimantas Stonis, Andrius Remeikis


The paper deals with a description of a new leaf-mining Nepticulidae species, Stigmella lilliputica Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov., from Argentina, the larvae of which feed on leaves of the Chilean peppertree Schinus polygama (Cav.) Cabrera. The species is illustrated with photographs of the adults and leaf mines, a distribution map as well as drawings and photographs of the genitalia.


Anacardiaceae; leaf mines; Nepticulidae; new species; Schinus L.

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