Catasticta philone,

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-FC2E46F87C4A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta philone
status

 

11 Catasticta philone  (C. & R. Felder, 1865) (TL: Colombia, Bogotá; Ecuador)

(fig. 8: e-f; fig. 22)

The species is widespread and common on both sides of the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia ( Bollino & Rodriguez, 2004), but it has not been previously reported from Venezuela. Two males of this species were recently collected at Fundo Piedras Blancas and Páramo La Revancha  (Parque Nacional El Tamá, Táchira) between 2300 and 2800 meters.

Both specimens belong to the nominotypical species. Some characters suggest that they represent a different subspecies, but additional material would be needed to confirm this possibility.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta