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Photo#844200
Asterocampa clyton - female

Asterocampa clyton - Female
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
September 18, 2013
Size: spread approx. 70mm
In suburban yard. ID Asterocampa clyton should be ok, but the butterfly probably ought to be assigned to one of the subspecies.

in that area
it would be subspecies clyton, though there may be influence from ssp. flora in the population there. In theory, subspecies flora (from further east and south) doesn't include the dark form that this individual represents, and it does look different from this.

Different authors have applied the "subspecies" names differently, which leads to confusion. Some have "flora" occuring all the way to Texas, but upper Gulf Coast populations fit with ssp. celtis better.

My interpretation here is largely based on what the true flora from peninsular Florida looks like, and on the 1987 revision of the genus by Friedlander.

Moved from ID Request.

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