Catasticta flisa,

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: 3

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-FFC5-FFCE-13A6-FBF341D97CB1

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta flisa
status

 

1 Catasticta flisa  (Herrich-Schäffer, [1858]) (TL: Mexico)

(fig. 3: a-i; fig. 12)

Catasticta flisa  is the most common and widespread species of the genus, occurring in a wide variety of habitats and distributed over more than 50 % of the known range of the entire genus. Two subspecies were previously known for the country: Catasticta flisa briseis Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998  (TL: Venezuela, Aragua, Maracay), distributed from 1000 to 2200 meters in the Cordillera de la Costa, from Yaracuy to Miranda, and Catasticta flisa dilutior Avinoff, 1926  (TL: Colombia, Chaochi [= Choachi]) (= C. hermione Reissinger, 1972  ), which is quite common from Trujillo south-westwards to Táchira.

The species was recently collected for the first time in the Serranía del Turimiquire (Sucre and Anzoátegui), where it is quite scarce. Although only a few specimens were available, we describe a new subspecies to highlight their peculiar pattern and isolated distribution.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta

Loc

Catasticta flisa

Bollino, Maurizio & Costa, Mauro 2007
2007
Loc

Catasticta flisa briseis

Eitschberger & Racheli 1998
1998
Loc

C. hermione

Reissinger 1972
1972
Loc

Catasticta flisa dilutior

Avinoff 1926
1926