country names for butterflies

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Thu Jun 11 10:20:54 CDT 1998

At 04:22 PM 06-11-98 +0200, Dieter Walossek wrote:

>Hi all, I received already by now so many kind responses that I must say
>thank you very much to all. Yet, there are some "white dots" on the world
>map, meaning that I would love to receive also responses from South America
>and smaller countries (just the name for butterflies in general).

In Chile and in most of Spanish-speaking America, I believe that a butterfly
is "mariposa".

Thomas G. Lammers

Classification, Nomenclature, Phylogeny and Biogeography
of the Campanulaceae, s. lat.

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Field Museum of Natural History
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