Catasticta sisamnus (Fabricius, 1793),

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: 4

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-FFC4-FFCF-13A6-FE0446BF7AC2

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta sisamnus (Fabricius, 1793)
status

 

2 Catasticta sisamnus (Fabricius, 1793)  (TL: Not stated. [ Panama])

(fig. 4: a-f; fig. 13)

Catasticta sisamnus  is known from the Cordillera de Mérida, where Catasticta sisamnus merida Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998  (TL: Venezuela, env. de Mérida) was described. The species is widespread, usually uncommon and encountered as single specimens, although on some occasions it has been reported in numbers. The elevational range is 900 to 2000 meters.

Even though Catasticta sisamnus  is not yet reported from El Tamá, we think it likely that the species occurs there, since several specimens have been collected near S. Cristóbal, between 900 and 1500 meters.

Specimens recently collected by Steve Fratello on Mt. Ayanganna ( Guyana) represent a new subspecies, being both differentiable and geographically distinct. This population does not fall within the political boundaries of Venezuela, but its occurrence on the tepuis of eastern Venezuela is highly probable.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta

Loc

Catasticta sisamnus (Fabricius, 1793)

Bollino, Maurizio & Costa, Mauro 2007
2007
Loc

Catasticta sisamnus merida

Eitschberger & Racheli 1998
1998