Pyrgus centaureae wyandot

Chris J. Durden drdn at
Tue May 16 12:18:10 EDT 2000

The only butterfly population I have heard of that was allegedly wiped out
by a "bad" collector was an artificial colony of *Araschnia levana* - MAP
BUTTERFLY that had been started in Britain, outside the modern range of
that species. The "bad" collector was a purist who did not want an
introduction of an alien species. As I recall this successful extermination
was reported in E. B. Ford's "Butterflies".
.......Chris Durden

At 01:47  16/05/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm sure something must have been wiped out 
>by bad collectors. Not that they are all bad.
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