Catasticta philais,

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: 6-7

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-FFC2-FFCA-13A6-F8BB40867885

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta philais
status

 

6 Catasticta philais  (C. & R. Felder, 1865) (TL: Colombia, Bogotá)

(fig. 6: a-b; fig. 17)

The nominotypical subspecies is widespread along the northern part of the Colombian Cordillera Oriental, but is never common. Catasticta philais borgesi Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998  (TL: Venezuela, Táchira) is the Venezuelan representative of the species, and is restricted to El Tamá, where it flies in sympatry with C. philoscia  . These species can hardly be distinguished in the field, but the following differences, mostly ventral wing pattern differences (fig. 1), are consistent.

A) FW yellow interneural spot in cell R 4 /R 5 -M 1 large in philoscia  , a small dot in philais  . B) HW whitish area at base of cells M 1 -M 2 and CuA 1 -CuA 2) large in philoscia  , small in philais  . C) HW yellow interneural spot in cell CuA 1 -CuA 2 (and usually also other yellow interneural spots of

VHW) long in philoscia  , a small dot in philais  .

No females of ssp. philais  or borgesi are known.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta