Desert Lepidoptera List

Stan Gorodenski stan_gorodenski at
Sat Feb 25 22:23:54 EST 2006

There appears to be a need for an alternative discussion group, wider in 
scope, that covers the southwestern U.S. and parts of Mexico. I have 
created one called Desert Lepidoptera of North America, 
DesertLeps at

As stated on the web:
"This group is dedicated to the discussion of lepidoptera, both 
butterflies and moths, in the desert states of California, Arizona, 
Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. Included also is Baja California 
and the Mexican deserts peripatric to the U.S. border. Topics of 
discussion can include rearing, taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, 
phylogeny, evolution, curatorial practices, conservation, life 
histories, and any other biological aspects of the lepidoptera occurring 
in these political and geographical regions. "

I am not out to compete with other lists. This list is just an 
alternative. If it falls on its face I certainly won't take it 
personally. I realize there are already a lot of groups, maybe too many.

To join send a message to DesertLeps-subscribe at
I have the group set up so that I have to approve subscriptions as well 
as monitoring the first message. Both of these are to eliminate spam. I 
do not intend to monitor a member's message beyond the first one. I do 
not believe in monitoring discussions and do not intend to do so.

If you join it may take some time to be approved because it depends on 
when I can get to it. I do not know what I am getting myself into, but I 
will fast find out.


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