The Variable Tropic is typically 0.5 inches to 0.5 inches (13mm to 15mm) in size. We have associated the following descriptors / identifiers to this insect: top yellow; bottom purple brown; brown spots; flying; rounded wings; yellow; purple; brown.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arizona; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; North Carolina; Ohio; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; Mexico..
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Variable Tropic. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.