Silly mistakes

Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU
Tue Feb 24 16:45:33 CST 2004

Rudy Jocque wrote:
As for the second it would seem, although it is hard to believe, that
only arachnids have been plagued  with manifest or grotesque mistakes
like  animals that were described in the wrong order.

Actually, it's not all that difficult. I once described, on pretty good circumstantial evidence, what I thought was a fly larva. It turned out to be a beetle larva!

Don Colless,
Div of Entomology, CSIRO,
GPO Box 1700,
Canberra. 2601.
Email: don.colless at
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