Butterflies for collections

Mark Walker MWalker at gensym.com
Wed Sep 22 16:41:31 EDT 1999

Terry Fluke asked:

> I'm new to this list, and I was just wondering, what do lepidopterists
> exactly do?  Is it study moths and butterflies?  Or do you collect
> butterflies ect. for collections and/or retail  to other 
> collectors?  If it
> is retail sales, are they dead or alive when you collect 
> them.  If they are
> alive when you collect them, and another collector wants them 
> for their
> collection, do you have to kill them or do you just wait till 
> they naturely
> expire?
> Just curious.
> Terry


Hope this helps,

Mark Walker.

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