Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939,

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: 9-10

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-FFCF-FFC5-13A6-F8B447E97B14

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Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939
status

stat. rev.

9 Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939  stat. rev. (TL.: Venezuela, Mérida)

(fig. 7: e-h; fig. 20)

Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939  has been treated as a subspecies of troezene  ( Eitschberger & Racheli 1998, Lamas 2004). As previously mentioned, we found it sympatric and synchronic with Catasticta troezene miza  in Táchira, for which reason we recognize Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939  as a distinct species, stat. rev. The best characters differentiating the two species are on VHW, with the dark discal band of gelba  being significantly wider, “entering” the outer portion of the cell, while in troezene  it is thin, never “entering” the cell (fig. 2).

In females, the DHW marginal black band of gelba  is large and touching the cell, with arrow-shaped white marks, while in troezene miza  the band is thinner, not touching the cell, and with chevron-shaped marks suffused with black scales.

Females of both species are dimorphic: all examined gelba  females are white, except one which is yellow, while of two known troezene miza  females, one is yellow and the other yellowish-white.

Catasticta gelba  is generally common in Mérida and the eastern side of El Tamá. No specimens are yet known from nearby Colombia. Populations on opposite sides of the Táchira depression show minor variation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta

Loc

Catasticta gelba Brown & Gabriel, 1939

Bollino, Maurizio & Costa, Mauro 2007
2007
Loc

Catasticta gelba

Brown & Gabriel 1939
1939
Loc

Catasticta gelba

Brown & Gabriel 1939
1939