• [Leps-l] DesertLeps

    From Stan Gorodenski@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 6 13:03:14 2017
    I may have posted here years in the past about a yahoo discussion group
    called DesertLeps, but do not remember. I have been given permission by
    the moderator/owner of this group to post this message.

    I am the listowner of the discussion group called DesertLeps. I have it
    set up so that only members can view posts. I did this for a number of
    reasons. However, I believe, but not certain, that it is because of this
    a search on the word 'DesertLeps' does not bring up any information
    about the group. Hence, the primary reason for this post.

    DesertLeps was created in 2006. The purpose statement, number of
    members, and posting frequency by members over the past months and years
    can be seen at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__groups.yahoo.com_neo_groups_DesertLeps_info&d=DwID-g&c=cjytLXgP8ixuoHflwc-poQ&r=2TgkL-kDvK8_1CKoCZaGJtt5OAFrKEW2C28jvhO6qm4&m=645eXd-nHykTE6Fe_GhZAmgKPqH9iIPMPQzYdseCGaA&s=

    The geographic area of the group includes essentially everything west of
    the Mississippi. However, it is not my philosophy to run a rigid
    inflexible group and so at times posts include information about
    lepidoptera from other parts of the country (and world). This is allowed because I feel it can hurt discussions and the understanding of
    lepidoptera within the formal geographic area of the group by excluding information just because that information might be about Lepidoptera
    outside the formal geographic area of the discussion group. This
    philosophy, i.e., not running a rigid inflexible group, is also true for
    topics of discussion. As long as a subject matter is related to
    lepidoptera, which for this group includes both butterflies and moths,
    it is allowed.

    The purpose statement of DesertLeps, as stated in the above link to the
    group, is
    "... to promote the exchange of information and discussions of
    lepidopteran taxa (both butterflies and moths) across political
    boundaries for states with desert areas (e.g., traditionally recognized
    deserts as well as other desert like conditions such as ”high deserts”)
    which includes: California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Texas. Included also
    are the Mexican desert areas, including Baja California, peripatric to
    the U.S. border. Topics of discussion can include rearing, taxonomy, systematics, biogeography (which encompasses sightings), genetics,
    population genetics(genomics), phylogenetics, evolution, curatorial
    practices, conservation, life histories, and any other aspects of
    lepidoptera. The intent is for this group to be an outlet for the less
    than professional lepidopterist (watchers, recreational collectors,
    etc.), as well as for professional and the non-professionally educated
    or trained lepidopterist that get into the science of lepidoptera."

    If you would like to become a member send an email message to desertleps-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    I don't think it matters what you put in the 'Subject' field but
    'Subscribe DesertLeps' would work. If you have problems joining you can
    contact me at

    Stan Gorodenski

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