She gave me a wonderful Swiss knife I carry in my over-stuffed vest with the World Food Program's insignia on it...Pretty cool, eh!?
“He probably could have struggled back to the surface after stumbling in deep water,” the obituary said, “were it not for the added weight of the Swiss knife he carried. Donations honoring his memory can be made to the UN World Food Program in lieu of flowers."
Here is my best attempt at tracing and untangling the "anoka
" identity web:
1923—McDunnough describes Cloeon punctiventris
, which later becomes Pseudocloeon punctiventris
1937—Ide describes/identifies nymphs as Pseudocloeon punctiventris
that are probably the then undescribed P. anoka
1945—Daggy describes Pseudocloeon anoka
1990—McCafferty and Waltz synonymize Pseudocloeon anoka
, Pseudocloeon edmundsi
, and Pseudocloeon myrsum
with Baetis punctiventris
(formerly Pseudocloeon punctiventris
1998—Lugo-Ortiz and McCafferty move Baetis punctiventris
(becoming Plauditus punctiventris
2003—Webb and McCafferty move anoka
out of synonymy with Plauditus punctiventris
and into Heterocloeon
(becoming Heterocloeon anoka
) with explanation deferred to the paper below.
2004—McCafferty, Waltz, Webb, and Jacobus designate Heterocloeon anoka
as the typus nominis of new subgenus Iswaeon
2006—McCafferty synonymizes edmundsi
with Heterocloeon (Iswaeon) anoka
is elevated to genus level, and by this bizzare and circuitous route, the once and former Pseudocloeon/Baetis/Plauditus/Heterocloeon anoka/punctiventris/edmundsi
becomes Iswaeon anoka
. (Note: For anyone who could follow that without getting a migraine, Plauditus punctiventris
remains a valid, separate species.)
As for Spence's forlorn hope that Iswaeon anoka
will come full circle to become Pseudocloeon anoka
again, I'm tempted to say don't hold your breath. However, considering the weight that he carries in his vest, breath-holding practice could come in very handy (see above).