Etymology of the earwigfly, Merope tuber Newman (Mecoptera: Meropeidae): Simply dull or just inscrutable?

The naturalist Edward Newman did not provide an etymology for the mecopteran Merope tuber when he described it in 1838. In 1872 Asa Fitch asserted that the genus was named after Merope one of the Pleiades sisters of Gree
The naturalist Edward Newman did not provide an etymology for the mecopteran Merope tuber when he described it in 1838. In 1872 Asa Fitch asserted that the genus was named after Merope one of the Pleiades sisters of Greek mythology; however, he provided no reason for his assumption. We researched several etymological alternatives. We concur with Fitch and conclude that Newman did indeed name the genus Merope after the dullest of the Pleiades sisters.
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Author:Louis A. Somma
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1141365
URL:http://www.centerforsystematicentomology.org/insectamundi/
ISSN:1942-1354
ISSN:0749-6737
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (0013)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/12/22
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Contributing Corporation:Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc.
Release Date:2009/12/22
Source:Gainesville : http://www.centerforsystematicentomology.org/insectamundi/
HeBIS PPN:221740910
Dewey Decimal Classification:590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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