Catasticta philoscia reyi, Bollino, Maurizio & Costa, Mauro, 2007

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: 7-8

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4961A09C-FC82-4B9E-956F-758FD9EE639C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/891387A9-FFC1-FFCB-13A6-F9CA40407FB2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta philoscia reyi
status

ssp. nov.

Catasticta philoscia reyi  ssp. nov.

Holotype: female, Fundo Piedras Blancas—San Vicente de la Revancha  , 2350 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 22 -XII- 1997, Col. F. Rey, in MIZA. (fig. 6: f-g)

Description: FW length: 22 mm.

Dorsal surface: ground color chocolate brown with complete series of lighter markings. FW with discal band, submarginal and premarginal spots whitish and suffused of dark scales. HW with discal band, submarginal and premarginal spots light brown. Submarginal spots are arrow-shaped, those in cells M 3 -CuA 1 and CuA 1 -CuA 2 with an evident indentation at outer edge.

Ventral surface: as in nominotypical subspecies, but discal band of FW with spots smaller.

Diagnostic characters: males and females distinguished by the shape of DHW submarginal spots in cells M 3 -CuA 1 and CuA 1 -CuA 2: in C. philoscia reyi  such spots are nearly always arrow-shaped with an evident indentation at outer edge, while in nominotypical specimens these spots are usually triangular, without any indentation at outer edge.

Paratypes (119 males, 17 females): 2 males, Venezuela, Táchira, Las Copas, 2-11 -XI- 1999, J. DeMarmels, A. Chacón; 1 male, Venezuela, Táchira, La Pesa, San Vicente de la Revancha  , 2350 m, 13-19 -I- 1999, J. DeMarmels, A. Chacón; 1 male, Delicias, Venezuela, Táchira, 1900 m, 13 -VI- 1987, Col. G. Borges; 5 males, vía Delicias, Venezuela, Táchira, III- 1983, Col. G. Vivas; 2 males, Venezuela, Táchira, Parque Nacional El Tamá, 23 -VII- 80, Col. G. Manrique; 1 male, same data, but 27 -VII- 80; 1 male, Delicias, Venezuela, Táchira, 13 -VI- 1982, Col. G. Borges; 1 male, vía Delicias, La Peña, Venezuela, Táchira, 13 -VI- 1982, Cols. Borges Romero, all in MIZA; 3 males, Venezuela, Táchira, El Reposo (P.N. El Tamá), ~ 7 ° 32 ’N 72 ° 24 ’W, m. 2100 – 4-5.I. 2001, lg. Mauro Costa; 1 male, Venezuela, Táchira, Betania, mt. 2250, 9 - 8 -[19] 87, lg. F. Rey; 1 male, Venezuela, Táchira, Junín, Fundo Piedras Blancas, ~ 7 ° 32 ’N 72 ° 23 ’W, m. 2300-2400, I. 2004 (local collectors); 2 males, 1 female, idem, but m. 2500; 2 males, idem, but m. 2700; 2 males, idem, but m. 2800; 2 males, idem, but m. 2900; 3 males, Venezuela, Táchira, Junin, Taburete, Páramo La Revancha  , ~ 7 ° 32 ’N 72 ° 23 ’W, m. 2800, I-II. 2004, (local collectors); 17 males, 3 females, idem, but III. 2004; 1 female, Venezuela, Táchira, Fundo Piedras Blancas, ~ 7 ° 32 ’N 72 ° 23 ’W, m. 2300–2500, I. 2004 (local collectors); 3 females, Venezuela, Edo. Táchira, Fundo Piedras Blancas, Páramo La Revancha  , ~ 7 ° 30 ’N 72 ° 21 ’W, m. 2350, VIII. 1983, (local collectors), all in MBLI; 11 males, La Revancha  , 2800 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, II- 2004; 3 females, La Revancha  , 2300 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, II- 2004; 2 females, La Revancha  , 2700 m, XII- 1997; 3 males, El Reposo, 2100 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 4 -I- 2001, Col. Costa, all in MCCV; 1 male, 1 female, 12 -IV- 1995, F.P.B., 2.300 msnm, Táchira, VZLA; 1 male, II- 2004, La Revancha  , Tamá, 2.800 msnm, Táchira, VZLA; 2 males, same data, but III- 2004; 1 female, III- 2004, La Revancha  , Tamá, Táchira, VZLA, all in FRSV; 3 males, Vía Delicia, 1900 m, XI- 82, C.f.R.; 1 male, same data, but III- 83; 2 males, same data, but XI- 83; 5 males, same data, but VI- 84; 12 males, same data, but XII- 84; 7 males, same data, but V- 86; 14 males, same data, but V- 86; 3 males, same data, but VI- 86; 3 males, same data, but I- 87, all in FRMV; 1 male, El Reposo, 2100 m, Táchira, Venezuela, 26 -XII- 1998, Col. F. Rey; 1 male, same data, but 7 -XII- 2002; 1 female, same data, but 02-I- 2002, all in DSBV; 1 male, La Revancha  , 2800 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, II- 2004, Col. F. Rey; 1 male, Betania, 2250 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 10 -VIII- 1987 Col. F. Rey; 1 female, La Revancha  , 2300 m, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, II- 2004, Col. F. Rey; 1 male, El Reposo, E of Delicias, PN El Tamá, SE Táchira State, Western Venezuela, 07° 33 'N, 072° 25 'W, 2080m., Coll. Neild; 2 males, Mata Mula area, Bramón –Delicias, PN El Tamá, SE Táchira State, W. Venezuela, Coll. Neild, 1900 m, V- 86, Leg. C.F. Romero; 2 males, Mata Mula area, Bramón –Delicias, PN El Tamá, SE Táchira State, W. Venezuela. Coll. Neild, 1900 m, II- 84, Leg: C.F. Romero; 2 males, Mata Mula area, Bramón –Delicias, PN El Tamá, SE Táchira State, W. Venezuela. Coll. Neild 1900 m, VI- 84, Leg: C.F. Romero, all in ANLE.

Distribution: Restricted to the eastern side of El Tamá (Táchira), at elevations between 2100 and 2900 meters. No specimens from the Colombian side of this range are known.

Etymology: a noun in the genitive case, in honour of Fernando Rey ( San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela), friend and colleague, for his contribution to the knowledge of Venezuelan Catasticta  , skillful observations and precious notes about their ethology.

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta