Catasticta uricoecheae,

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: 16

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-FFC8-FFC3-13A6-FCE641307DEA

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scientific name

Catasticta uricoecheae
status

 

20 Catasticta uricoecheae  (C. & R. Felder, 1861) (TL: Colombia, Muzo)

(fig. 11: g-i; fig. 31)

Catasticta uricoecheae  was reported for the first time from Venezuela by Wojtusiak & Rey (1999), when they described the subspecies inopa from Páramo El Tamá  , Táchira. This subspecies is confined to a narrow altitudinal range, 2800 to 3100 m., but it is not rare. It is sympatric and synchronic with Catasticta tricolor  , but the latter is much rarer. The same uricoecheae  subspecies is present also in the Colombian side of El Tamá ( Bollino & Rodríguez, 2004). We illustrate the female of this subspecies for the first time (plate 7: fig. i).

Catasticta uricoecheae  can be separated from C. tricolor  by its DFW whitish-grey discal markings. The corresponding markings in C. tricolor  are yellowish green.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta