Pyrgus centaureae wyandot
fnkwp at aurora.alaska.edu
Fri May 19 21:10:11 EDT 2000
> Windshield (That's windscreen in the UK) kills are not deliberate
> they affect mainly common species.
That's true on the whole--but it would be more accurate to say 'common,
or _locally_ common, species'. I remember my surprise in 1990 when I found
road-killed _Erebia occulta_ (very rare in collections) at one point on
the Teller Road, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. It turned out the road ran right
through the habitat (fine gravel scree) of the species, which can be
quite abundant in good habitat.
fnkwp at uaf.edu
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