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And here is a live shot comparison of male hesperis, aphrodite, atlantis, cybele in Alberta
Note that Rocky Mountain House is NOT located in the Rocky Mountains.
In your plate illustrating S. h. brico, beani and dennisi, I note that your dennisi from Alberta look like aphrodite on the dorsal and cybele on the ventral. Have never noticed that in my own dennisi, which are from Saskatchewan, taken by John Kozial. To me, your Alberta dennisi do not even look like S. hesperis.
In a message dated 11/12/2022 1:28:57 PM Pacific Standard Time, nkondla@...
Today I made a graphic aka 'digital plate' of some male Speyeria hesperis brico
from east-central British Columbia. Here is the link:
And for anyone wondering how brico compares with beani and dennisi, there is
a graphic for that:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (elevation 1060 metres asl)