Taxonomy With Technology

Chris J. Durden drdn at
Tue Mar 26 01:03:02 EST 2002

Yes there is a *Vanessa atalanta atalanta* - Red Admiral in Poland. It has 
always been assumed to be conspecific with our *Vanessa atalanta rubria* of 
North America. I suspect however that the latter is a lurking cryptic 
species, waiting to be "discovered" by some skeptic ornery enough to do the 
..............Chris Durden

At 10:03 PM 3/25/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>  I presented this, as of possible interest only, to you who I consider
>  to be my mentors for your kind attention and review.  I know it is
>difficult to distract everyone from those pernicious yellow cards, but
>I had to try something.  But I do have a question.  I have a postcard,
>a 1921 postcard from Poland with a photo of a puppy suspiciously
>watching a vanessa atalanta basking on a sidewalk.  Is a Red
>Admiral native to Poland or is this just one of those "for arts sake"
>kind of things?  I could forward the postcard for your examination.
>Don't worry about an address.  The postcard will find you.
>Michael Gochfeld wrote:
> > Uber-taxonomy: It wasn't clear whether you thought this was a good thing
> > or a bad thing.
> >
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