Catasticta flisa viloriai, 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: 3-4

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-FFC5-FFCF-13A6-FA0E46F278DC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta flisa viloriai
status

ssp. nov.

Catasticta flisa viloriai  ssp. nov.

Holotype: male, Cerro Quiriquire (S. Antonio), Estado Monagas, Venezuela, 1500m, 14 -VIII- 2005, col. Costa, in MIZA (fig. 3: g-h)

Description: FW length: 27 mm.

Dorsal surface: blackish ground-color with white marking. A series of evident premarginal white dots on either FWs and HWs, the apical ones of FWs clearly elongated; submarginal white spots of HWs elongated. Ventral surface: FWs with white discal spots highly suffused by dark scales; premarginal yellow spots very elongated, nearly merged with submarginal ones; HWs with submarginal yellow interneural spots elongated.

Diagnostic characters: the new subspecies is characterized by strongly elongated white submarginal spots of either dorsal and ventral FWs and HWs, thus permitting an immediate visual recognition, and approaching ssp. duna Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998 from North-Western Ecuador. In nearby ssp. briseis, corresponding spots are always small and rounded.

Paratypes (4 males, 1 female): 1 male, same data as HT, but 22 -VII- 2005; 1 female, same data as HT, but 1200 m., 31 -III- 2005, all in MCCV; 1 male, same data as HT, but 20 -VII- 2005, DNA sample n° 146; 1 male, same data as HT, but 14 -VIII- 2005, all in MBLI; 1 male, same data as HT, but 21 -VII- 2005, in FRSV. Distribution: the new subspecies is restricted to Serranía del Turimiquire, where it is quite scarce and localized. Apparently C. flisa  is the only known species of Catasticta  in the area.

Etymology: a noun in the genitive case after Angel Viloria (Maracaibo, Venezuela) for his rediscovery of the interesting butterfly fauna of Serranía del Turimiquire ( Viloria & Camacho, 1999).

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

DNA

Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta