Ask and ye shall recieve!

Chris Durden drdn at
Mon Jun 7 18:31:22 EDT 1999

At 03:33 PM 1999:06:07 -0600, you wrote:
>. . . . .
>And I do think that it is worth distinguishing between the butterfly
>situation and the moth situation.  With so much more moth diversity, it
>would be unreasonable to expect the same standards to apply to moths and
>butterflies both.  English names for moths are fun, but it would also be a
>huge task if anyone ever tried to standardize them.
>John Acorn
  47 thousand vulgar names for MILLER MOTHS/species of Noctuidae of the
World. I don't think that will happen, but I do think we can collect and
preserve the vulgar names that various cultures have applied to the few
well known species. Alsp there may be situations (analogous to the
ANTBIRDS) where only a handful of specialists will know what the names
refer to, even among the butterflies.
.......Chris Durden

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