Catasticta striata ( Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998 ) Comb.,

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: 7

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/AC3E6801-747C-F428-CF08-A60E66F8F9AD

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scientific name

Catasticta striata ( Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998 ) Comb.
status

 

Catasticta striata ( Eitschberger & Racheli, 1998) Comb.  et stat. nov.

A medium­sized species with slight dimorphism between sexes. FW with acute apex, and HW with slightly dentate anal lobe.

Described by Eitschberger & Racheli (1998) as a subspecies of Catasticta amastris (Hewitson)  , we regard it as a separate species due to its different wing shape and pattern (i.e. the discal band of FW outwardly straight) and slight sexual dimorphism. Males of its three subspecies show a quite stable wing pattern, though females (herein illustrated for the first time) exhibit a high degree of intra­population variability in regards to the color of the discal band (plate 1, figs. 1–4).

Distribution: Medium to high elevations (2300–3000 m) from central Peru (Huánuco, San Martín and southern Amazonas, ssp. striata  ) to northern Peru (northern Amazonas, ssp. batesi), northward to south­central Ecuador (Loja and Azuay, ssp. jimbura).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta