vanessid samples?

Niklas Wahlberg Niklas.Wahlberg at
Fri Jun 8 07:19:27 EDT 2001

Hi all,
     With the extreme population explosion of vanessids in the US, I feel I 
have to ask for some specimens for DNA analysis! I am at the moment working 
on a molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Nymphalinae (which includes the 
tribes Nymphalini, Melitaeini, Kallimini and possibly Coloburini). We 
(Sören Nylin and I) are especially interested in figuring out the 
Vanessa/Cynthia/Bassaris group. If anybody (with a net) could collect 
samples of atalanta, cardui, virginiensis and/or annabella, dry them out 
quickly and send them to me by mail, I would be very grateful! I need about 
5 individuals per species.
     Thanks very much!


Niklas Wahlberg
Department of Zoology
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 164047
Fax:   +46 8 167715


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