Help with Colias IDs

Kenelm Philip fnkwp at
Fri Sep 1 05:01:42 EDT 2000

> a well defined pink rimmed satellite cell spot on the under hindwing like
> C. johanseni.

	The male _C. johanseni_ figured in the O.D. were typical--but by
no means illustrated the range or frequency of variation. In a series of
males you may find perhaps a quarter without that satellite VHW spot, and
also (amusingly) a few with the satellite spot on one hind wing and not
on the other. Note that the specimen illustrated in _The Butterflies of
Canada_ lacks the satellite spot.

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at

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