methods of killing leps

Per Arne Wahlgren pea at
Mon Sep 21 07:23:38 EDT 1998

Dear readers of Lepidoptera,

My name is Erik and I am 13 years old and very interrested in nature mainly
birding but also butterflies. I have a question, my dad told me that when
he was young he knew a butterfly-collector who killed the butterflies with
his fingers. He pinched it in some way? He did not use any chemicals and
meant that it was better both for the butterflies, they died faster and
easier, and for the collector, the wings did not get damaged. I wonder if
any of the readers of this group can comment on this or give any hints on
how to do this without breaking the poor animal and still put it to death
quickly. I have not found anything in the books about this.

best wishes


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