I got it wrong

Leptraps at aol.com Leptraps at aol.com
Thu Jan 10 14:08:30 EST 2002

I originally wrote:

>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:

I went back to my source (I have not seen the actual newspaper article, although I will today) who made the statement to me. He read Mr. Glassberg comments to me and no where in the artcle did he state: "claiming the demise of Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri was partially the fault of collectors" My source was incorrect.

I would like to apologize for mis-quoting Mr. Glassberg. When it comes to this debate, I let my emotions over rule my desire to get it right.  When I am wrong, I am wrong. 


Leroy C. Koehn
Georgetown, KY 


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