North American Ecology (US and Canada)
- Scott, J. A. 1986. The butterflies of North America. Stanford University Press.
occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: Apparently only southern Florida (now very rare) and the West Indies.
Comments: Subtropical pinelands or openings with CROTON LINEARIS--at least in the USA. Probably other sorts of tropical woods elsewhere.
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Strymon acis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: The rank of G4 was originally suggested by Paul Opler and others in the late 1990s and needs to be re-evaluated. This butterfly is very rare and perhaps on the verge of extirpation in the USA, but as far is known is not as rare range-wide. Until this rank is better supported by current information the "?" seems warranted. a rank of GU was slso considered.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Common name follows Miller (1992).
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