Undet. Papilionid from Rio Grande Valley, TX

Anne Kilmer viceroy at gate.net
Tue Nov 3 08:09:51 EST 1998

I have already apologized to Mike .. . if only he'd said it was a road
kill in the first place, I wouldn't have spoken up. 
Had it been a Schaus swallowtail, blown by the hurricane and looking for
citrus, and caught by an amateur, the act would have been a federal
crime. Even road killed Schaus, picked up innocently, cought get you in
trouble. I merely mentioned this fact ... and quoted Alexei's
I am cleaning my crystal ball with sea salt and vinegar, and hope never
again to fail to guess what people are really thinking. 
Anne Kilmer
South Florida

> Dear Listers,
>         I must admit that I find myself in agreement (on most
> philosophical matters) much more frequently with Anne Kilmer than
> Mark Walker, and yet I must agree in this case with Mark.  (Sorry,
> Anne, I hope I haven't destroyed your image of me!)  Rarity is
> certainly relative, and has a lot more to do with habitat destruction
> than collecting.  PLEASE!!  Don't take this as an invitation to start
> that old collecting vs. not debate.  I just don't think it's
> *criminal* to take a specimen, especially one like this that's a
> stray and undoubtedly outlived it's reproductive potential.  I think
> Mike mentioned that it was a roadkill anyway.  I find it admirable
> that someone would actually pick up a specimen like this and bring it
> to the attention of someone who can find out appropriate information
> about it.  I'll stop wasting people's money with my drivel . . .
>             James

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