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Species Chlosyne gabbii - Gabb's Checkerspot - Hodges#4495

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Chlosyne (Patches, Checkerspots)
Species gabbii (Gabb's Checkerspot - Hodges#4495)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1863 by Hans Hermann Behr as Melitaea gabbii
Chlosyne gabbii
Explanation of Names
Probably named after Behr's colleague in the California Academy of Sciences, paleontologist William More Gabb

Distinction from closely similar C. acastus at species ranking is debated.
Butterflies of America list 2 subspecies:
Chlosyne gabbii gabbii (Behr 1863)
Chlosyne gabbi atrifasciata Hawks & J. Emmel, 1998 (limited to Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands, off the coast of Santa Barbara, CA.)
Internet References
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v.3, p.89    Behr's original description of the species. pages for ssp.gabbii and for ssp.atrifasciata