Catasticta troezene,

Bollino, Maurizio & Costa, Mauro, 2007, An illustrated annotated check-list of the species of Catasticta (s. l.) Butler (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) of Venezuela, Zootaxa 1469, pp. 1-42: 8-9

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.176651

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Catasticta troezene
status

 

8 Catasticta troezene  (C. & R. Felder, 1865) (TL: Colombia, Bogotá)

(fig. 7: a-d; fig. 19)

Catasticta troezene  was described from male and females, but only two females were found in the type series at the BMNH. Lamas (1993) selected one of these as a lectotype, but erroneously wrote that it was a male ( Abadjiev 2006). Felder (1865), in the same paper, described Euterpe zancle  from two or more females, but the specimen labelled as " type " appears to be a male. Both taxa were described from " Nova Granada: Bogotá (Lindig)". Examination of males and females recently collected along the eastern side of the Colombian Cordillera Oriental confirms that Euterpe zancle  C. & R. Felder 1865 is a synonym of Euterpe troezene  C. & R. Felder 1865, as previously stated by various authors ( Reissinger, 1972; Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998; Lamas, 2004). Two additional taxa, i.e. latiplaga Röber 1924 (TL: Colombia, E-Cordilliere, Pacho) and lactea Avinoff 1926 (TL: Colombia, Choachi), are also synonyms of Catasticta troezene troezene  C. & R. Felder 1865. The lectotype of Catasticta troezene troezenides Röber, 1908  (TL: Colombia) selected by Lamas (1993) corresponds to Colombian populations of Catasticta troezene  distributed along Magdalena Valley on both the western side of the Cordillera Oriental and the eastern side of the Cordillera Central ( Bollino & Rodríguez, 2004). It does not occur in Venezuela.

Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939  has been considered to be the “Venezuelan subspecies” of Catasticta troezene  ( Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998; Lamas, 2004). Extensive material recently collected in Táchira reveals that C. gelba  is sympatric and synchronic with a new subspecies of C. troezene  , which we describe.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta

Loc

Catasticta troezene

Bollino, Maurizio & Costa, Mauro 2007
2007
Loc

Catasticta gelba

Brown & Gabriel 1939
1939
Loc

Catasticta troezene troezenides Röber, 1908

Rober 1908
1908