[leps-talk] No one objects to the mass killing of Wasps for ID purposes

Paul Cherubini monarch at saber.net
Fri Sep 11 22:17:36 EDT 2009

Mona Miller wrote:

> I actually participated in Sam's survey.  I caught a good number of
> European Hornets and Paperwasp.  Sam had us pour beer in a soda
> bottle and hang it from a tree for 3 weeks. 

Which substantiates my statement that no one objects, on
moral grounds, to the collecting and killing (via drowning)
of Wasps and Yellowjackets for identification or population 
abundance monitoring purposes.

But the folks at the Toronto Entomologist's Association
do object, on moral grounds, to the collecting
(via light traps) and killing of moths for identification 
and population abundance monitoring purposes.

Paul Cherubini
El Dorado, Calif.


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