TITLE

Taxonomía y distribución de Nathalls(Lepidoptera: Pieridae) en Colombia

AUTHOR(S)
Pulido-B., Hannier W.; Andrade-C., M. Gonzalo; Llorente-Bousquets, Jorge
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Revista de Biología Tropical;mar2010, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p273
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In Colombia, Nathalis has two described species: N. iole and N. plauta. Previous authors did not make detailed descriptions of its distribution in meridional regions and failed to differentiate both species based on genitalic characters. Some wing marks have been enough to separate them, but co-specificity was a possibility. They inhabit Colombia above 2000 m in the paramo, and have a vicariant distribution from the remaining population of N. iole in the Antillean and Central and North America. An analysis focused on male and female genitalia, as well as the wing pattern of more than 100 specimens from the Colombian Andes (Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Sierra de Perijá) and Mexico, indicates that the two species differ in their genitalia, and considering their allopatric distribution, we support the specific distinction of N. iole and N. plauta. We describe a new endemic subspecies found exclusively in the paramo above 3000 m, an area where other endemics occur. It has phenotypic plasticity related to environmental factors.
ACCESSION #
50283650

 

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