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
Keywords: Anacardiaceae, leaf mines, Nepticulidae, new species, Schinus L.


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.
General Biology