MAES & Monarch subspeciation

Chris J. Durden drdn at
Sat Oct 14 13:14:01 EDT 2000

>Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 11:46:35 -0500
>To: "Ron Gatrelle" <gatrelle at>
>From: "Chris J. Durden" <drdn at>
>Subject: Re: MAES & Monarch subspeciation
>In-Reply-To: <002801c035ac$c105be40$9b0f1218 at>
>References: <39E4C0E1000381E2 at> (added by
postmaster at <007801c03589$c6cd2a20$18f5fea9 at>
>I agree we are talking here only about an endangered phenomenon for part
of a species. It would take an extreme splitter to argue that THE MONARCH
is even an endangered subspecies!
>  I agree also that the monarch overwintering clusters in Michoacan and
Mexico are a world class phenomenon on a par with the redwood groves and
the huge chestnut trees in the coves of the Apalachians. They should not be
wilfully trashed, but niether should they be exploited to the detriment of
>.........Chris Durden
>At 03:02  14/10/00 -0400, you wrote:
>>    D. plexippus' range is North, Central, and South America, West Indies,
>>Cocos Island, Philippines, Australia, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, and
>>occasional migrations to western Europe (DeVries, 1987). (Strange range for
>>an endangered species.)
>>Ron Gatrelle

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