Catasticta revancha Rey & Pyrcz, 1996,

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: 11

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-FFCD-FFC6-13A6-FA6346CF7E74

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta revancha Rey & Pyrcz, 1996
status

 

12 Catasticta revancha Rey & Pyrcz, 1996  (TL: Fundo Piedra Blanca, San Vicente de la Revancha  , Parque Nacional El Tamá, Táchira, Venezuela, 2350 m.)

(fig. 8: g-i; fig. 23)

This species is apparently endemic to the Venezuelan side of El Tamá, but sampling from the Colombian side of the same massif is lacking. Information about its ecology, ethology, and resemblance to Leptophobia eleone ( Doubleday, 1847)  were provided by Rey & Pyrcz (1996). Those authors considered it to be a close relative of Catasticta poujadei Dognin  from southern Ecuador and northern and central Peru because of similarities in its wing pattern. However, phylogeny of Andean Pieridae  is yet poorly studied, and the striking similarity convergence in pattern between C. revancha  and C. poujadei  may be fortuitous.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta