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A black and lemon-yellow pierid, found on the edge of cloud forest, near streams, also seen in the ecotone between cloud forest and páramo at high elevations. Known only from the northeast side of the Tamá mountain in Venezuela, around its type locality.

It is among the few Catasticta species that can fly both in sunny or foggy weather. Males don't display the typical hilltoping and patrolling behaviour of other species in the genus. Both sexes have been found flying along with other more abundant black and yellow pierids, such as Leptophobia eleone.

Due to its restricted distribution range, it should be considered of conservation concern. However a formal evaluation of its status has not been possible with the currently available information.


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