Chlosyne taxonomy question

Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX Norbert.Kondla at
Fri Jul 30 15:45:28 EDT 1999

In a recent book I saw a number of high elevation western north american
Chlosyne taxa lumped under one species name, whitneyi, I think. While I
respect the right of any and all to publish and promote their taxonomic
views; I also reserve the right to examine evidence (or lack thereof) for
such views and then come to my own conclusion. So my question is this:
anyone know of a published or unpublished rationale for placing Sierra
Nevada, Rocky Mountain and coastal mountain beasties into one species bag?
Hint: 'Because they look like Chlosyne and live in the mountains' is not
very convincing to me so I am looking for anything with substance. Thx in
advance for any leads.
Norbert Kondla  P.Biol., RPBio.
Forest Ecosystem Specialist, Ministry of Environment
845 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H3
Phone 250-365-8610
Mailto:Norbert.Kondla at

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