Species definitions!

Kenelm Philip fnkwp at aurora.alaska.edu
Sat Sep 8 17:55:54 EDT 2001

	Mark Walker said:

> Ken speaks of the difficulties in successfully separating even
> Heterocera and Rhopalocera.

	Apparently I failed to make the point I was trying to make. I was
_not_ concerned with _separating_ those two groups--but with the entire
concept of breaking the order into those two groups. The entire thrust of
recent higher-level taxonomy has been to say that this breakdown of Lepi-
doptera is meaningless. The term 'Heterocera' does not occur in modern
checklists/catalogues. 'Rhopalocera' can still be used (if one insists),
but only to apply to a portion of the sub-order Ditrysia.

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at uaf.edu


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