Update: Another Asterocampa
clyton with broken inner cell bar has been added at the bottom
of the page.
This Asterocampa Emperor was in my yard (western Fort
Worth, TX) on May 13, 2003. The unbroken inner cell-end bar on
both FWs indicates A. leilia (an extreme rarity this far north
yet Tarrant County has a previous record) - but I've never seen
this taxon before, and thus I wonder if this could be a variant
A. celtis antonia (antonia is common locally, and
nominate celtis is also present here)? Note that
very strong southerly winds had dominated for about five days
prior to May 11, and I found Vesta Crescents
in my yard on May 11 and 12:
c) By way of demonstrating variation in Asterocampa, here
are threeTawny Emperors A.
Clyton that have obviously broken inner cell-end