Catasticta,

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: 5-6

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Catasticta
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Key to species and subspecies of Catasticta  of the “ amastris  ” group

1 a. HW outer margin smooth or weakly scalloped.......................................................... 2

1 b. HW outer margin strongly scalloped ....................................................................... 10

2 a. HW above with extensive yellow coloration covering most of the basal two­thirds.. ................................................................................................................ ( marcapita  ) 3

2 b. HW above with yellow coloration restricted to a narrow discal band and a widely separate submarginal band of intervening spots ........................................................ 5

3 a. HW above with yellow submarginal band almost completely fused to the yellow basal two­thirds...................................................................................... m. marcapita 

3 b. HW above with yellow submarginal band widely separated from the yellow basal two­thirds ................................................................................................................... 4

4 a. HW above with black basal area reaching vein Rs ...................................... m. roberti

4 b. HW above with black basal area ending at least 2 mm before vein Rs ....................... ........................................................................................................ m. boettgeri n.ssp.

5 a. HW above with yellow submarginal band formed by wide wedge­shaped inter­ venous spots; below with yellow submarginal band ............................... paucartambo 

5 b. HW above with yellow submarginal band formed by narrow intervenous spots;

below with silvery submarginal band .................................................... ( semiramis  ) 6 6 a HW costal cell above wholly yellowish.......................................... s. costarum  n.ssp.

6 b HW costal cell above with proximal half brown ....................................................... 7

7 a. HW above with a round distal spot in discal cell....................................................... 8

7 b HW above without round distal spot in discal cell ...................................... s. belmira 

8 a. FW below with whitish­yellow spots ....................................................... s. semiramis 

8 b. FW below with greenish­yellow spots....................................................................... 9

9 a HW above with discal band obsolete ............................................................... s. palla 

9 b HW above with discal band present ................................................. s. willmotti  n.ssp.

10 a. FW above with outer border of discal band concave, spot at the base of cell M 2 ­M 3 minute or absent..................................................................................... ( amastris  ) 11

10 b. FW above with outer border of discal band straight or convex, spot at the base of cell M 2 ­M 3 present, well­developed.............................................................................. 12

11 a. HW above with submarginal band obsolete .............................................. a. amastris 

11 b. HW above with submarginal band present, formed by narrow arrowhead­shaped spots ...................................................................................................................... a. dentata 

12 a. Wings above with discal bands white or dirty white; HW above with submarginal band usually composed of long, narrow intervenous stripes, sometimes widened into arrowhead­shaped spots ............................................................................. ( striata  ) 13

12 b. Wings above with discal bands yellowish or dirty yellowish; HW above with sub­ marginal band composed of short, arrowhead­shaped intervenous spots or short stripes .................................................................................................................................. 15

13 a. HW discal band above nearly obsolete. .......................................................... s. batesi 

13 b. HW discal band above always present..................................................................... 14

14 a. HW discal band above pure white ................................................................. s. striata 

14 b. HW discal band above washed with grey scales .......................................... s. jimbura 

15 a. HW below with a yellow spot at the base of cell CuA 2 ­ 2 A............... ( socorrensis  ) 16

15 b. HW below without a yellow spot at the base of cell CuA 2 ­ 2 A................................ 17

16 a. FW below with discal spots wide and subrectangular ........................... s. socorrensis 

16 b. FW below with discal spots narrow and rounded ............................... s. cotopaxiensis 

17 a. HW above with submarginal band composed of short, narrow intervenous stripes (wider in females); below with white at the base of cells M 1 ­M 2 and CuA 1 ­CuA 2 extensive, narrowly connected along the veins to the silvery submarginal spots........ .......................................................................................................... vilcabamba  n.sp.

17 b. HW above with submarginal spots composed of short, wide arrowhead­shaped inter­ venous spots; below with white at the base of cells M 1 ­M 2 and CuA 1 ­CuA 2 reduced to a few scales, not connected along the veins to the silvery submarginal spots......... ................................................................................................................... abiseo  n.sp.