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Published: 2023-08-24
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The sunny butterflies: new species of high montane pierids of the Catasticta poujadei group from the Peruvian Andes (Pieridae, Pierinae, Aporiina)

Department of Invertebrate Evolution; Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research; Jagiellonian University; Gronostajowa 9; 30-387 Kraków; Poland
Biodiversity; Department of Biology; Lund University; Lund; Sweden
7 Lotissement l’Horizon; Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade; France
Instituto de Ciencias Naturales ICN; Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Carrera 30 No.45-03; Bogotá D.C.; Colombia. Biogeografía y Ecología Evolutiva Neotropical BEEN; Universidad Distrital F.J.C.; Bogotá; Colombia. Carrera 3 No. 26A – 40
Nature Education Centre; Jagiellonian University; Gronostajowa 5; 30-387 Kraków; Poland
Nature Education Centre; Jagiellonian University; Gronostajowa 5; 30-387 Kraków; Poland
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity; Florida Museum of Natural History; University of Florida; Gainesville; Florida; USA
Laboratorio de Entomologiìa; Universidad del Azuay. Avenida 24 de Mayo 7-77 y Hernaìn Malo. Cuenca; Ecuador
Lepidoptera Apurímac COI barcodes Hesperochoia male genitalia timberline


The Catasticta poujadei group, within the subgenus Hesperochoia Reissinger, is revised. Two new species, C. copernicus Pyrcz & Fåhraeus sp. nov., and C. buszkoi Boyer & Pyrcz sp. nov. occurring near the timberline in Junín and Apurímac are described. Catasticta eximia Röber is reinstated as a species separate from C. poujadei, and a new subspecies, C. eximia tapuna ssp. nov., is described. The affinities of the species of the C. poujadei group are evaluated based on COI barcodes. Their distribution and habitats are described.



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