Can You Legally Collect in the Florida Keys

Leptraps at Leptraps at
Wed Jan 9 17:07:41 EST 2002

In a message dated Wed, 9 Jan 2002  4:14:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, "Grkovich, Alex" <agrkovich at> writes:

> Another in the example of the "Big Lie" presumably being fostered by a
> certain group. By the way, has anyone not seen the excellent editorial by
> Mr. Heppner, in rebuttal of the propagation of the "Big Lie" and the naming
> of collectors as "immoral". It appeared in September 2001 in the Tropical
> Lepidoptera News. I'll gladly fax it or mail it to anyone who is interested.
> My opinion is that it needs to go on-line, but I'm waiting for permission.  

I have a copy of John Heppner's essay with his permission to post. I have been reluctatent to do so. This list sees enough battles over fly do-do. If anyone would like to receive the article via e-mail, I will send it off list as an MS Word attachment.

In June of 2001, I e-mailed Mr. Glassberg and ask him specically what his position was on collecting, the answer was read my articles to the past issues of News of the Lep. Soc. He never said yes or no. This past weekend, he ballasted collectors in articles in the south Florida newslpapers, claiming the demise of the Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri (Miami Blue) was partially the fault of collectors and if the species is not list (ESA), collectors will wipe it out! An abreviated version of the artical at:

Mr. Glassberg is what he is!


Leroy C. Koehn
Georgetown, KY


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