Southern Hairstreak

Chris J. Durden drdn at
Sat Nov 4 14:18:58 EST 2000

Obviously it must be called the Texas Hairstreak. *Eurystrymon ontario
autolycus* swarms predictably in most of Texas from late April to late May.
I really would like to see more than the published evidence to convince me
it is conspecific with *E. favonius*.
.........Chris Durden

At 08:54  4/11/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Thanks to Alan for the northern perspective. Now we need some Floridians 
>to tell us whether "Southern Hairstreak" works for them.  I agree 
>entirely with the Alan's on the need to have a broad perspective when it 
>comes to a geographically delineated name.  My contention is that 
>neither name was good (partly for the same reason that Alan just gave). 
>But, I realize now that may have been just a New Jersey perspective. 
>I thought of Rare Hairstreak, because it seems to be rare in most places 
>(Ontario for example, from whence the name S.f.ontario derives), or 
>maybe "Erratic" because it shows up unpredictably one year (often quite 
>commonly) and then disappears. Just as if it were blown in on a wind one 
>year and not the next. 
>Opler gives the etymology for "favonius" as Western Spring Wind. So 
>maybe the Western Hairstreak or Spring Wind Hairstreak or even Favonius 
>Hairstreak might be less confusing than Northern or Southern (or 
>Mike Gochfeld


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