A Comment on Friedlander’s Asterocampa (Nymphalidae, Apaturinae): Designation of Neotypes for A. celtis and A. clyton
Date of this Version
Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (January 1, 1999) 1(5): 1-6
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Friedlander’s 1986  treatment of the southeastern United States. taxa of Asterocampa is examined. Neotypes of A. celtis and A. clyton are designated from Burke County, Georgia to help stabilize the status of these taxa and aid in any future research. Asterocampa celtis is currently known to exist within at least 40 km of A. c. reinthali in Georgia. Their proximity, without integration, suggests evolutionary distance, perhaps even speciation. It is proposed that A. celtis is descended from A. c. alicia, and alicia from a Mexican refugium. Asterocampa clyton and A. c. flora intergrade in eastern Georgia and are subspecific.
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