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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 08:09:22 -0700
From: Norbert Kondla <nkondla...>
Subject: Re: [NorWestLeps] [DesertLeps] Fourth book surprise -- lesser frits

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And I stupidly forgot to share a link to this old little 'context' graphic
of 'frigga'
https://flic.kr/p/ouUm7W
A taxonomic review is warranted -----

On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 7:53 AM Norbert Kondla via groups.io <nkondla=
<telus.net...> wrote:

> This surprise just came yesterday when I picked up a field guide ( a good
> one !!) and saw the treatment of Boloria frigga. Book shows a brighter
> dorsum bug labelled "Rockies" and a darker dorsum bug labelled "northern".
> Text says it is "rare and very local in the Rocky Mountains". The
> scientific names are not used but I believe the images are intended to
> represent the taxa sagata and saga. This portrayal is only partly correct.
> It is correct if one confines the Rocky Mountains to USA and also ignores
> what these bugs are up to north of the 49 th parallel.
>
> Almost half of the Rocky Mountains are in Canada and here the Rocky
> Mountain populations do not look like sagata and they are not rare and very
> local. The cordilleran populations here are the larger and darker taxon
> saga, same as the forest flatland populations. Also they are not limited to
> willow and black spruce bogs. Here the 'northern' populations are a bright
> taxon called gibsoni.; so the north south sequence in Canada is the reverse
> of what the field guide describes. You can compare saga and gibsoni by
> ogling these graphics:
> https://flic.kr/p/ShvHKz
> https://flic.kr/p/SdVMwQ
>
> --
> Norbert Kondla
> Calgary, Alberta, Canada (elevation 1060 metres asl)
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/118126948@N03/
>
>
>
>

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Norbert Kondla
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (elevation 1060 metres asl)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/118126948@N03/


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<div dir=3D"ltr">And I stupidly forgot to share a link to this old little &=
#39;context&#39; graphic of &#39;frigga&#39;<div><a href=3D"https://flic.kr=
/p/ouUm7W">https://flic.kr/p/ouUm7W</a><br></div><div>A taxonomic review is=
warranted -----</div></div><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote"><div dir=3D"ltr"=
class=3D"gmail_attr">On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 7:53 AM Norbert Kondla via <a=
href=3D"http://groups.io">groups.io</a> &lt;nkondla=3D<a href=3D"mailto:te=
<lus.net...>"><telus.net...></a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote =
class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px sol=
id rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir=3D"ltr">This surprise just c=
ame yesterday when I picked up a field guide ( a good one !!) and saw the t=
reatment of Boloria frigga. Book shows a brighter dorsum bug labelled &quot=
;Rockies&quot; and a darker dorsum bug labelled &quot;northern&quot;. Text =
says it is &quot;rare and very local in the Rocky Mountains&quot;. The scie=
ntific names are not used but I believe the images are intended to represen=
t the taxa sagata and saga. This portrayal is only partly correct. It is co=
rrect if one confines the Rocky Mountains to USA and also ignores what thes=
e bugs are up to north of the 49 th parallel.<div><br></div><div>Almost hal=
f of the Rocky Mountains are in Canada and here the Rocky Mountain populati=
ons do not look like sagata and they are not rare and very local. The cordi=
lleran populations here are the larger and darker taxon saga, same as the f=
orest flatland populations. Also they are not limited to willow and black s=
pruce bogs. Here the &#39;northern&#39; populations are a bright taxon call=
ed gibsoni.; so the north south sequence in Canada is the reverse of what t=
he field guide describes. You can compare saga and gibsoni by ogling these =
graphics:</div><div><a href=3D"https://flic.kr/p/ShvHKz" target=3D"_blank">=
https://flic.kr/p/ShvHKz</a></div><div><a href=3D"https://flic.kr/p/SdVMwQ"=
target=3D"_blank">https://flic.kr/p/SdVMwQ</a><br clear=3D"all"><div><br><=
/div>-- <br><div dir=3D"ltr"><div dir=3D"ltr">Norbert Kondla<div>Calgary, A=
lberta, Canada=C2=A0 (elevation 1060 metres asl)</div><div><a href=3D"https=
://www.flickr.com/photos/118126948@N03/" target=3D"_blank">https://www.flic=
kr.com/photos/118126948@N03/</a><br></div><div><br></div></div></div></div>=
</div>




<p></p><p></p></blockquote></div><br clear=3D"all"><div><br></div>-- <br><d=
iv dir=3D"ltr" class=3D"gmail_signature"><div dir=3D"ltr">Norbert Kondla<di=
v>Calgary, Alberta, Canada=C2=A0 (elevation 1060 metres asl)</div><div><a h=
ref=3D"https://www.flickr.com/photos/118126948@N03/" target=3D"_blank">http=
s://www.flickr.com/photos/118126948@N03/</a><br></div><div><br></div></div>=
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