Catasticta marcapita boettgeri Bollino & Lamas,

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: 8-10

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

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scientific name

Catasticta marcapita boettgeri Bollino & Lamas
status

ssp. n.

Catasticta marcapita boettgeri Bollino & Lamas  , ssp. n. (plate 1, figs. 7–8)

Holotype: male, Peru, Pasco, Huancabamba District, Cueva Blanca, ~ 10 ° 31 'S, 75 ° 34 'W, 2600 m, IX. 2003 (J. Böttger), presently in MBLI, to be deposited in MUSM.

Description: FW length: 26.5 mm.

Dorsal surface: Ground color of both wings black with a complete series of yellow (PANTONE® 379 PC) discal and submarginal spots on FW, scarcely suffused proximally with black scales. HW with black basal area not reaching the origin of vein Rs, discal yellow (PANTONE® 379 PC) band large, arrow­shaped yellow postdiscal spots, marginal yellow lunules deeply obscured by black scales.

Ventral surface: As in marcapita marcapita  and m. roberti.

Female: Unknown.

Diagnostic characters: C. marcapita boettgeri  n.ssp. is easily separable from m. roberti by its black ground color (deep brown in m. roberti), by the FW yellow discal spots not proximally suffused by dark scales and especially by the reduction of the HW black basal area above not reaching the origin of vein Rs (in m. roberti the origin of vein Rs is always covered by the black basal area).

PLATE 1

Fig. 1: Catasticta striata jimbura  female (dorsal): Ecuador ­ Azuay, Maylas (16 km. ESE Gualaceo), ~ 2 ° 58 'S 78 ° 40 'W, m. 3200–3350, XII. 2002, in MBLI

Fig. 2: Catasticta striata jimbura  female (dorsal): Ecuador ­ Azuay, Maylas (16 km. ESE Gualaceo), ~ 2 ° 58 'S 78 ° 40 'W, m. 3200–3350, I. 2003, in MBLI

Fig. 3: Catasticta striata jimbura  female (dorsal): Ecuador ­ Azuay, Maylas (16 km. ESE Gualaceo), ~ 2 ° 58 'S 78 ° 42 'W, m. 3200–3350, XII. 2003, in MBLI

Fig. 4: Catasticta striata jimbura  female (dorsal): Ecuador, Loja Prov., Cord. de Lagunillas, m. 3200, IX. 2003, in MBLI

Fig. 5: Catasticta marcapita marcapita  female (dorsal): Peru, via Acjanaco­Boca Manu km 2 (Cuzco) 3400m, 22 / 5 / 2003, in PBPF

Fig. 6: Catasticta marcapita marcapita  female (ventral): same data as fig. 5

Fig. 7: Catasticta marcapita boettgeri  n. ssp. HT (dorsal)

Fig. 8: Catasticta marcapita boettgeri  n. ssp. HT (ventral)

Fig. 9: Catasticta abiseo  n. sp. HT (dorsal)

Fig. 10: Catasticta abiseo  n. sp. HT (dorsal)

Paratypes (27 males): 1 male, Peru, Pasco, Huancabamba District, Torrebamba, ~ 10 ° 31 ’S, 75 ° 38 ’W, 2500 m, IX. 2003 (J. Böttger); 7 males, same data, XI. 2003; 1 male, same data as holotype; 1 male, same data as holotype, X. 2003; 2 males, same data as holotype, XI. 2003; 1 male, Peru, Pasco, Huancabamba District, near Mallapampa, ~ 10 ° 31 ’S, 75 ° 39 ’W, 2500 m, XI. 2003 (J. Böttger); 3 males, Peru, Pasco, Oxapampa District, San Alberto, ~ 10 ° 36 ’S 75 ° 20 ’W, 2400 m., X. 2003 (J. Böttger); 7 males, Peru, Pasco, Cordillera Yanachaga, El Pajonal, ~ 10 ° 38 ’S, 75 ° 18 ’W, 2800 m., II. 2004 (J. Böttger) all in MBLI; 3 males, Peru, Pasco, Huancabamba District, Cueva Blanca, 2300–2600 m, 6.XII. 2003 (P. Boyer), in PBPF; 1 male, same data as holotype, 2500 m, XI. 2003, in MUSM.

Distribution: As far as we know, the new subspecies is present at 2300–2600 m along the Río Lecma valley and on the Cordillera Yanachaga. Individuals are not rare, even if highly localized (Böttger, pers. comm.).

Derivatio nominis. The new subspecies is named after José (Pepe) Böttger (Huancabamba, Peru), who collected the type series.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Catasticta