Enodia, Alberta Museum, links

Ron Gatrelle gatrelle at tils-ttr.org
Tue Nov 25 15:59:37 EST 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harry Pavulaan" <harrypav at hotmail.com>
To: <gganweiler at sprint.ca>; <TILS-leps-talk at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 6:59 AM

Subject: Re: [leps-talk] Enodia and rubrofasciata

> Gary:
> Thanks for posting the link:
> http://virtual-museum.sunsite.ualberta.ca/dig/search/ent/
> This is a great source of information.  In particular, I went to the
> anthedon page and then to the page with additional images.  I noted that
> ventral view fits neatly into our conclusions on subspecies borealis.
> the "plain brown" ventral ground color of this specimen, typical of
> borealis.  This is in sharp contrast to the greyish individuals from the
> southeastern U.S. (nominotypical ssp. anthedon) which have varying
> of purplish/violet sheen.
> Harry Pavulaan

A typical male of E. anodia borealis indeed.   This is contrasted with the
specimen Norbert posted in his photo album here at Leps-talk from Elk
Isalnd, AB.   Norbert's specimen is richly colored with larger than normal
(for borealis) eyespots on the hind wing and the odd pattern of basically
two on the forewing.   I am interested to know the proximity and habitats
of these two Alberta sites.   Let's remember that the Grkovich and Pavulaan
paper dealt with two issues.  One was that they considered the evidence to
show that anthedon and borealis are at least good subspecies as originally
described.   Second, they stated that the possibility of these two actually
being species is indicated by various factors that warrent further

My next comment is to remind everyone to visit and utilize the "Links"
section of the TILS web site
http://www.tils-ttr.org    There are many very useful links there including
the one to the U of Alberta Museum ... It is the sixth link from the top in
the first section.    The links are conveniently devided into 4 sections.

1  Organizations
2  Individual Butterfly Sites
3  Individual Moth Sites
4  Entomology Supplies & Specimens

I try to keep the links all active (up to date).   I am always adding new
links as I come upon sites on the web.  If you the reader know of a good
link I've missed please email me direct and let me know.  (Our web master,
Joe, has trained me (the monkey ;-) on how to keep up this section of the
web site, amazing.)

The TILS Web page is an attended web site which means it is continually
being updated and adjusted (not just left as is for years on end as in some
sites).  Our most utilized sections are the Lep Names sections.   The
common names section is by far the most thorough and up to date "check
list" anywhere in any media (this is not to say that it not without errors
or missing something).   I also keep this section up.  I need lot's of help
there so contact me on these too.   These common names are based on the
same foundation that the NABA names list was originally based on,  the Lep.
Soc. / Smithsonian / Miller et al "official list" of common names.  New and
adjusted names at our site are not by committee or TILS, they are the
actual names used by people in the regions where the taxon occurs.

Ron Gatrelle


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