[Taxacom] Neil Evenhuis's new species, Phthiria relativitae

Robin Leech releech at telusplanet.net
Sat Jul 28 09:13:14 CDT 2007

Hi Neal,
I do not consider them silly or stupid.  They are wonderful mnemonics,
and they show that taxonomists have deep-rooted senses of humor.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neal Evenhuis" <neale at bishopmuseum.org>
To: "Robin Leech" <releech at telusplanet.net>
Cc: "Ken Kinman" <kinman at hotmail.com>; <TAXACOM at MAILMAN.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Neil Evenhuis's new species, Phthiria relativitae

> At 10:13 PM -0600 7/27/07, Robin Leech wrote:
>>Hi Ken and others,
>>The article is on page 17 of the August 2007 issue of Discover Magazine.
>>It reads, including title:
>>That is the entire article, but there is a picture of the fly given.
> [... and its first published habitus photograph for the world to see 
> (in all its tiny glory). The original article only had bits and 
> pieces illustrated.]
> BTW: The editors told me this will is a new monthly feature for 
> Discover, so be on the lookout for more silly names -- one would 
> assume that a photo of the beetle "Enema pan" would surely be coming 
> soon to this column.
> -Neal

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