Taxonomy With Technology

Neil Jones neil at
Wed Mar 27 11:53:07 EST 2002

On Tuesday 26 March 2002 06:03 am, Chris J. Durden wrote:
> 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
> research.
> ..............Chris Durden

I have encountered this subspecific difference before. What are the 
differences upon which it is based?

Neil Jones- Neil at
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve


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