Broad perspective

Michael Gochfeld gochfeld at
Mon Nov 6 14:01:12 EST 2000

I'm not familiar with either, but would infer that one was "Western" and
the other "Eastern".  I bet that's not right, right.  MIKE GOCHFELD

"Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX" wrote:
> Might as well toss in my 2 cents worth on the topic of common names derived
> from geography.  I wince every time I see the English names 'Rocky Mountain
> Parnassian' and 'Labrador Sulphur'.  People who are familiar with the
> physical and political geography of North America in relation to the
> distribution of these butterflies will understand why they are such poor
> choices for vernacular names :-)
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