First, I hope you're on a coffee break when you open this SMR article because it's a long one. Some of you are already aware that there are over 1,000 such informative articles on our web site (www.cornsnake.NET) but they are listed chronologically when you click the tab on the home page, Snake Of The Day. If ever our web site is considered a popular resource for corn snake research I'll perform the daunting task of classifying them by subject. One way to gain access to specific subjects is to type a key word or phrase (like STRIPED BUTTER TESSERA) into the search field near the upper right-hand corner of our web site. It will result in the listing of all SMR articles containing the respective search words you entered, just as you would see in the results of an Internet search on your browser. Since there has been considerable chatter on the Internet lately regarding the distinction between Tessera and Striped Tessera, and Motley Tessera, you may find some of the information in this old SMR article from August 5, 2013 to be helpful?