Tag Archives: Samuel Parker

Doubts

I have built some of my musings on this blog about a butterfly called the Poweshiek skipper, Oarisma poweshiek.  The species description was published under Henry Parker’s name, although I think Henry’s wife Helen played a more significant role in … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 115: 1837

1837 is a pivotal year in our story.  Three really significant things happened (or continued) in this year. In May 23, 1837, Samuel Parker returned from his missionary trip to the Indians of the West Coast of North America, by … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 38: A Malacological Smackdown

In August, 1850, the Reverend Samuel Parker brought a paper to the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting.  The paper purported to describe a terrestrial snail species that was new to science. The result was sort of a … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 8: Prairie Fire

There is an issue with the management of our postage stamp sized prairies by fire, or “prescribed burning.”  Specifically, many of the butterfly researchers argue that management by prescribed burning has eliminated a number of the prairie obligate butterflies, including Oarisma poweshiek, from … Continue reading

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