Fwd: Admirals...other than Red!

Sean Patrick Mullen spm23 at cornell.edu
Thu May 17 23:11:27 EDT 2001

Greetings all.

Well, I  must say that I've enjoyed the lively discussion on this 
list over the last month or so!   Now that things have settled down a 
bit for me...I got married on April 14th!....I thought I would send 
an update and a repeat of my original request for butterfly samples - 
see my original posting below.

I've recently created a website that outlines the two research 
projects I'm working on and contains details about collecting and 
shipping, etc.


Response was good to my first posting (below)...thank you to all of 
those who have expressed interest!..but I'm hoping that the website 
and this reminder will stimulate some more interest.

I would be grateful if the members of this list could forward my 
request to other potentially interested parties.  Finally, I would 
really appreciate any advice/suggestions about collecting these 
species in particular; If each of you was going to do a project like 
this, how would you go about it?

Thanks for listening and I hope to see a flood of interested replies 
very soon:)!

- Sean

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I'm a graduate student at Cornell University and I'm working on 
hybridization and reproductive isolation in North American Admiral 
butterflies (Limenitis) for my dissertation.

At the moment, I am working on a population-level survey of 
mitochondrial DNA diversity in both the Viceroy (L. archippus) and 
the White Admiral/Red-Spotted Purple (L. arthemis arthemis/L. 
arthemis astyanax).

As many of you know, these two species have very large geographic 
ranges...far larger than I can personally sample.  As a general 
request, I would like to ask for voluntary donations of these two 
species from as many geographic portions of their ranges as possible. 
Ideal specimens will be preserved in ethanol or shipped cold.

I have upstate New York covered *smile* and I'm going to do some 
collecting on the east coast this Spring. Therefore, specimens from 
the western populations will be particularly valuable to me....BUT 
I'd be glad for samples from the eastern US as well.

I apologize for the informality of this posting but it seemed to be 
the best way to reach a broad audience.  If anyone is interested in 
helping out, I encourage them to contact me personally at 
spm23 at cornell.edu.  All participants will be duly recognized in the 
acknowledgements of all publications for which there tissues are 
used.  Thank you all for your time.


Sean P. Mullen
Graduate Research Assistant
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Corson Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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