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Stigmella epicosma (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): First Distribution Records from Chile and First Host Plant Record
- Vargas, H.A.
- Neotropical entomology 2011 v.40 no.1 pp. 152-153
- Asteraceae, Stigmella, adults, host plants, larvae, leafminers, rearing, valleys, Chile
- The presence of Stigmella epicosma (Meyrick) is reported for the first time from two coastal valleys from northern Chile: Azapa and Chaca. Adults examined were reared from leafminer larvae on Trixis cacalioides (Asteraceae), the first host plant known for S. epicosma.