[Taxacom] Lupuli radicibus

Torbjörn Tyler torbjorn.tyler at biol.lu.se
Mon Dec 5 01:23:50 CST 2016


It’s dative plural. I’m sorry, but I am not sure how that is best expressed in English. I guess it could be ”to the roots” and ”from the roots” as well… 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dative_case

/ Torbjörn


> 4 dec 2016 kl. 22:26 skrev Michael Heads <m.j.heads at gmail.com>:
> 
> it's not 'of' the roots it's 'from' the roots (radicibus).
> 
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 6:50 AM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I just received an explanation off list -  ”Of the roots of [Humulus]
>> lupulus” - which is perfect since the moth is root borer. And kind of
>> interesting in that this is the first species of its family to be named and
>> a host plant along with it.
>> 
>> John Grehan
>> 
>> On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 12:23 PM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I would be most grateful if anyone can clarify the term 'Lupuli
>>> radicibus'. This name was given by Linnaeus 1758 following his naming a
>> new
>>> moth species. The nearest I can find so far is Lupuli flos referring to a
>>> herbal substance for hops Humulus lupulus. I was wondering if Linneaus
>> was
>>> referring to this plant (as a host plant, which is known for the species
>> in
>>> question).
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> John G rehan
>>> 
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