What is a lepidopterist

Chuck Vaughn aa6g at aa6g.org
Tue Jan 29 16:44:06 EST 2002

> Likewise, the
> term "lepidopterist" is better reserved for those with a strong link to
> scientific activities - regardless of any professional affiliation.

Why not use the terms "professional lepidopterist" and "amateur

There are professional astronomers and amateur astronomers, professional
radio people and radio amateurs. Why not the same for lepidopterists?
There's no shame in being an amateur. Some amateurs are nearly as skilled
as their professional counterparts, the difference being they don't
get paid for their skills.

Chuck <aa6g at aa6g.org>


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