Catasticta vilcabamba Lamas & Bollino,

Lamas, Gerardo & Bollino, Maurizio, 2004, Revisional notes on the " amastris " group of Catasticta Butler, 1870 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), with descriptions of new species and subspecies, Zootaxa 605, pp. 1-19: 11-13

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.158584

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:02B3FAF0-0E22-425A-9B80-F574DE30B51A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AC3E6801-7470-F422-CF08-A0AC61C9FD8A

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scientific name

Catasticta vilcabamba Lamas & Bollino
status

sp. n.

Catasticta vilcabamba Lamas & Bollino  , sp. n. (plate 2, figs. 11–14)

A large­sized species with few differences between the sexes. FW with acute apex and scalloped outer margin, indented at M 2 ­M 3; HW with strongly scalloped outer margin and slightly dentate anal lobe.

Holotype: male, Peru, Cuzco, Cordillera de Vilcabamba  , 3350 m, 11 ° 40 ’S, 73 ° 40 ’W, 11.VI. 1997 (J. Grados), in MUSM.

Description: FW length: 28.6 mm.

Dorsal surface: Ground color of both wings brown (PANTONE® DS 318 ­ 1 C), with a complete series of ochre (PANTONE® DS 10 ­ 6 C) discal, submarginal and marginal spots on FW. HW with postdiscal spots thick, different from those in paucartambo  , which are arrow­shaped and very evident. Light discal band heavily obscured by dark scales.

Ventral surface: General pattern as in paucartambo  , but HW black line bordering marginal yellow lunules heavy and thickened at the distal extremity of the yellow interneural submarginal stripes (in paucartambo  the black line is uniformly thick).

Allotype: female, Peru, Cuzco, Cordillera de Vilcabamba  , 3350 m, 11 ° 40 ’S, 73 ° 40 ’W, 8.VI. 1997 (J. Grados), in MUSM.

Description: FW length: 28,6 mm.

Dorsal surface: Somewhat lighter ground color. Light markings more evident and slightly more extensive on both FW and HW. HW with postdiscal spots larger than in male, oval. Discal band not heavily obscured by dark scales.

Ventral surface: Like the male.

Paratypes (23 males, 2 females): Same data as holotype, but dates between 8 and 20.VI. 1997 (J. Grados; G. Lamas); all in MUSM.

Distribution: Apparently restricted to high altitude meadows of the northern Cordillera de Vilcabamba  , where it is not scarce.

PLATE 2

Fig. 11: Catasticta vilcabamba  n. sp. HT (dorsal)

Fig. 12: Catasticta vilcabamba  n. sp. HT(ventral)

Fig. 13: Catasticta vilcabamba  n. sp. AT (dorsal)

Fig. 14: Catasticta vilcabamba  n. sp. AT (ventral)

Fig. 15: Catasticta semiramis willmotti  n. ssp. HT (dorsal) Fig. 16: Catasticta semiramis willmotti  n. ssp. HT (ventral) Fig. 17: Catasticta semiramis costarum  n. ssp. HT (dorsal) Fig. 18: Catasticta semiramis costarum  n. ssp. HT (ventral) Fig. 19: Catasticta semiramis costarum  n. ssp. AT (dorsal) Fig. 20: Catasticta semiramis costarum  n. ssp. AT (ventral)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta