What is a lepidopterist?

Bob Parcelles,Jr. rjparcelles at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 29 21:04:12 EST 2002

--- Paul Cherubini <monarch at saber.net> wrote:
> Anne Kilmer wrote:
> > As Bob points out, these butterflies are sufficiently improbable

Paul said:

> Don't all of you recognize the potential harm you could cause to 
> the south Florida Miami Blue population by rearing and releasing
> breeding stock acquired in the West Indies?
> Do you think the commercial butterfly breeders are going to let 
> you get by with breeding and releasing non-local Miami Blues?
> Heck, we're already working on a press release:
> The butterfly breeders association fears that captive raised Miami 
> Blues, using breeding stock acquired from the West Indies, could 
> alter the genetic make-up of the endangered south Florida area  
> population. "It's cruel and terrible behavior, Cherubini says,
> likening 
> it to promoting cigarettes and pornography. "West Indies Blues 
> might be navigationally confused when relocated to south Florida 
> and unable to find the larval host plants activists have planted
> for
> them."
> Mr. Cherubini's cheif concern is that captive raised Miami 
> Blues could spread disease to the endangered south Florida
> area population or even foster the development of new 
> diseases.  There's no proof this has ever happened, he
> concedes, "but there's no way to prove they're going to
> cause a disaster until they do and then it's too late".

Very cutsy. It is certainly the best form of humor. Not "dark" at

However, always put your title on the bottom of a press release...
"Paul Cherubini, President, Monarch Watchers and Guardian

Se ya in the Keys Paul,

Bob Parcelles, Jr.
Chairman and Top Dog, Gene Pool Screwer-Uppers Association

Bob Parcelles, Jr
Pinellas Park, FL
RJP Associates, C2M-BWPTi
rjparcelles at yahoo.com
"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
- Norman Vincent Peale

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