Notes From Nature Talk

(Ckll.) det.

  • aylaquesada by aylaquesada

    What does (Ckll.) det. mean when it appears on a label?


  • Mr._Kevvy by Mr._Kevvy

    The item in parenthesis following the binomial/scientific name is usually the person who named/identified/described the species. If the person is well-known enough (Cockerell in this case) it will be abbreviated, an extreme being Carl Linnaeus being abbreviated to just "L".


  • HelenBennett57 by HelenBennett57

    And "det." is something like "determined by"; i.e. "This person confirms that the specimen is that species" - so the identity of your example was formally confirmed by McGinley.