Callipia constantinaria Oberthür, 1881, Oberthur, 1881

Brehm, Gunnar, 2018, Revision of the genus Callipia Guenée, 1858 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae), with the description of 15 new taxa, European Journal of Taxonomy 404, pp. 1-54: 21-22

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Callipia constantinaria Oberthür, 1881


Callipia constantinaria Oberthür, 1881  

Figs 43–44 View Figs43–48 , 59 View Figs59–66

Assigned BIN: BOLD:AAD6679.


The yellow blotch on the forewing is the smallest among all species of the constantinaria group. The male genitalia of the holotype are lost, but male genitalia are very similar among all species in the group. COI-barcode: the minimum observed distance to the genetically most similar species ( C.brenemanae   ) is 3.9%. The most reliable identification method appears to be through DNA barcoding.

Type material

Holotype ( Fig. 43 View Figs43–48 ) PERU: ♂, [Junín?] Punamarca , 30 Jan. 1873, Constantin Jelski leg. ( NHM). The genitalia are lost.  

Other material examined

PERU: 1 ♂, Cusco, Ollantaytambo-Quillabamba R[oa]d, km 158 , [ca 13.148° S, 72.513° W], 2945 m ( AMNH) ( C-0085 with GS, COI sequence 658 bp, BIN, Figs 44 View Figs43–48 , 59 View Figs59–66 ). GoogleMaps  


As illustrated. The female is unknown.


Eastern Andes of central and south eastern Peru, 3000 m.


Many museum specimens were identified as C. constantinaria   but will often actually belong to C. occulta   stat. rev. and other species. The female is unknown.


United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]


USA, New York, New York, American Museum of Natural History


Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport


University of Nottingham


American Museum of Natural History