Catasticta seitzi Lathy & Rosenberg, 1912,

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: 10

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-FFCE-FFC5-13A6-FD3641587D3A

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scientific name

Catasticta seitzi Lathy & Rosenberg, 1912
status

 

10 Catasticta seitzi Lathy & Rosenberg, 1912  (TL: W-Colombia, Rio Cauca, Guabinas)

(fig. 8: a-d; fig. 21)

Catasticta seitzi  had not previously been reported from Venezuela, so we were perplexed at finding Venezuelan specimens of C. seitzi  collected on the Cordillera de La Costa (Aragua and Distrito Federal, now Distrito Capital) and represented in most public and private Venezuelan collections. The peculiar wing pattern of these specimens is reminiscent of nominotypical C. seitzi  from the Colombian Cordillera Oriental, but differs consistently in some characters on the ventral surfaces of both wings. Although differences in ventral wing patterns often differentiate species of Catasticta  , we opt for the more conservative strategy of describing the Venezuelan population of C. seitzi  as a new subspecies.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta