Re: Short Keys

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Subject: Re: Short Keys
From: "Robert Berry" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 1998 20:21:16 +1000
I tend to exagerate, but then so does Terry.


> Robert Berry wrote:
> > a 5 letter key would suffice for all the insects in the universe
> Maybe not.  26^5 = 11881376.  There is interesting speculation about
> extreme tropical rainforest arthropod diversity stemming from the work
> of Terry Erwin.  One estimate suggests there may be 8,000,000 species
> of rainforest canopy beetles alone.
> Andrew Taylor

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