butterfly papered specimens

Nigel Venters venters at interalpha.co.uk
Sun Feb 14 11:01:05 EST 1999

LADD123 <ladd123 at aol.com> wrote in article
<19990213192930.17822.00000783 at ng155.aol.com>...
> I am looking for a supplier of papered butterfly specimens that I can
order in
> quantity for artwork.

I was interested to see replies from both sides of the arguement from SK
Khew and Americo Bonkewitzz.
I'm sure the rights or wrongs of this will run & run, however, butterfly
art did pose an interesting question for me back in the late 1970's - when
the rest of the world & especially Black Africa imposed a trade ban on
exports to SA,  it was no surprise to see sanction busting encouraged by
the South African goverment. But what did surprise me was when a
sister-in-law in South Africa sent me a couple of butterfly wing pictures
produced locally..... and all of the species were easily identified by me
as coming from west Africa! This is of course not intented to be a
political message, but rather who could ever say that the pictures were
compiled of wings from natural deaths? (As claimed on the back of my
pictures...the species were mainly Charaxes which are easily trapped) or
wild captures?
Nigel Venters

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