Butterfly for Nabokov film

Ryan Walters walter at rmi.net
Sun Feb 21 23:02:37 EST 1999

How about a atticus moth.  They are breeding them year round at the Insect Pavilion at
Weatminister Colorado.  It is a commercial venture so they can probably be bought.  There phone
is 303-469-5441.

Serge Gregory wrote:

> I am a Seattle filmmaker making a short film based on a story by Vladimir Nabokov
> called "Christmas."  In the story an Attacus moth miraculously emerges in the middle of
> winter and flies around a room. To film this scene I'm looking for a large butterfly or
> moth that I can obtain live in March or April, possibly a Luna moth, a silkworm moth or
> swallowtail--the most important factors are size and availability to be shipped to Seattle.
> Can anyone provide suggestions?  Or perhaps refer me to a University of Washington
> entomologist with whom I can consult?  Please email your response. Thank you.
> Serge Gregory
> Seattle, Washington

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