MWalker at gensym.com
Tue Feb 9 19:26:58 EST 1999
I don't think the Royal Blue is a reference to a California butterfly. I've
heard the name applied to Morpho's. I've never heard of any California
species/ssp/races referred to as a Royal Blue. I'm certainly not the final
word, but that's my two and half cents.
Mission Viejo, CA
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> From: danausakai at aol.com [SMTP:danausakai at aol.com]
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> Subject: Royal Blue
> I was asked what a Royal Blue butterfly is. What is its genus species?
> was it split off from? Alternate names?
> It is not listed as a species in the 1998 4JBC. My impression is that it
> is in
> the genus Plebejus. The question was posed to me by someone at Joshua
> National Park, so I presume it is found in the deserts of southern
> I did not find any reference to it in a quick look at Emmel and Emmel, or
> Tilden and Smith. I do not have a copy of Emmel's book yet, so I can not
> check that reference.
> Can anyone help?
> Walter H. Sakai
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