Chlosyne sterope

Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX Norbert.Kondla at
Mon Dec 10 11:27:33 EST 2001

This butterfly was described as a distinct species by Edwards in 1870 (as
Melitaea sterope).  Around the 1960's strange things started to happen to it
in the literature; ranging from treating it as a form to treating it as a
subspecies of acastus to treating it as a subspecies of palla. I have yet to
see any reasons for these newer interpretations. If anyone knows of any
published or unpublished reasons for deviating from full species status for
sterope; plse drop me a line. Thx.

Norbert Kondla  P.Biol., RPBio.
Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management
845 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H3
Phone 250-365-8610
Mailto:Norbert.Kondla at


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