Status of the Rare insect.

Geoff Read at NIWA.CRI.NZ
Mon Mar 18 08:06:25 CST 2002

>  In other words, "rare" and "very rare" are museum terms, and not
> necessarily reality tems. Robin Leech

Just to add that, while it is true that overall rarity of cryptic little critters of
any phylum is very difficult to establish,  one would find it a convenient
comparative term when grading relative abundance of the  fauna at a
location, at the time of collection.

  Geoff Read < at>

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