Catasticta truncata 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: 17

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-FFD7-FFDC-13A6-FEAE41CC7A7A

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Catasticta truncata Lathy & Rosenberg, 1912
status

 

Catasticta truncata Lathy & Rosenberg, 1912  (TL: [ Ecuador, Loja] “ Venezuela, Mérida”)

(= xanthotaenia Röber, 1924  , TL: Ecuador)

This species was described from at least one male labeled “Mérida”, and Abadjiev (2005) designated a lectotype. Röber (1924) described Catasticta xanthotaenia  from Ecuador, and Lamas (1993) considered it to be a subspecies of truncata  . Subsequent authors considered both taxa as subspecies of truncata  ( Reissinger, 1972; Lamas, 2004), or considered xanthotaenia  to be a synonym of truncata ( Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998)  . No one noted that the type locality of truncata  might be wrong. Catasticta truncata  is a highly localized and specialized species, restricted to dry areas of southern Ecuador and northwestern Peru (Lamas, pers. comm.). As no Venezuelan specimens of the species are known except for the questionably labeled lectotype, we change the type locality of the species to southern Ecuador (Loja Province).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta