Catasticta socorrensis Fassl, 1915,

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: 15-16

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Catasticta socorrensis Fassl, 1915
status

 

Catasticta socorrensis Fassl, 1915 

A medium­ to large­sized, sexually dimorphic species. FW with acute apex, and HW with outer margin strongly scalloped and slightly dentate anal lobe.

Distribution: Medium to high altitudes from the southern West Cordillera of Colombia (ssp. socorrensis  ) to the northern (Sucumbíos and Tungurahua) and south­central (Azuay and Morona­Santiago) East Cordillera of Ecuador (ssp. cotopaxiensis). Always rare, with apparently disjunct distribution.

The name of this species was spelled in two different ways in its original publication ( Fassl, 1915), as soccorensis  (p. 176), and sororrensis (explanation to plate 6), both of which are incorrect original spellings, as the name was clearly derived from Mount Socorro, the type locality. Therefore, under Art. 32.5. 1 of the Code, we correct the spelling to socorrensis  , as was adequately cited in a subsequent paper by Fassl (1916: 16).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta