Bhutanitis lidderdalii (For Sale)

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Sat Jun 26 23:36:59 EDT 1999

>This could be a sting operation of some kind.  Trying to set up the deal with
>this person only leads further into a nebulous situation with no solid ID ever.

That strongly suggests it's *not* a sting, but more likely not a person who
has a valid CITES permit. People running stings don't try to be evasive and
nebulous. The e-mail address does suggest it's the same person we ran into
before (Hsin Chi), dealing in all sorts of collectibles.

So, has no one tracked down the author of "Leuhdorfia longicaudata"? It
would be par for the course if it turned out to be something Hsin Chi named
in a Chinese hobbyist trade journal just to avoid permit hassles. Let's see
if we start getting ads for new species of Teinopalpus and Bhutanitis, too.

Sigh. One bad apple...

Doug Yanega       Dept. of Entomology           Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
  "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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