butterfly houses

Pierre A Plauzoles ae779 at lafn.org
Tue Feb 9 02:06:24 EST 1999

In a previous article, venters at interalpha.co.uk ("Nigel Venters") says:

>>Matthew Smith wrote........ 
>>Be afraid.  Be very afraid!.  They are here in th UK as well  !!!!!  Nice
>>slatted wood boxes with pictures of butterflies on the outside into which
>>Small Tortoiseshells (Aglias urticae), Brimstones (Gonepteryx rhamni) and
>>other hibernating butterflies are supposed to fling themselves with gay
>>abandon at the first sign of winter.  Available ffom a catalogue near you.
>>There are also lacewing houses along the same lines, which are claimed to
>>have some success.
>Good god is there no hope for any of us! I must dust down my ultrasonic
>mole scarer, and see if I can adapt it to scare away ichnueman flies.

Gee really?!?!  Don't forget that lacewings eat gulf fritillary eggs - 
and no doubt untold other butterfly species' eggs as well.
Pierre Plauzoles   ae779 at lafn.org
Canoga Park, California

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