Obsession du jour : Lepidoptera- gotta catch’em all.
I have dealers lined up already,
from Germany I am to receive:
Parides gundlachianus, endemic to Cuba.
from Paris I shall acquire:
a pair of Parides hahneli, from the southern part of the Amazon.
and from the Philippines:
Papilio hermeli, endemic to Luzon island.
Mind you these are all quite difficult to come by- but because I am quite the bargain hunter I’m getting them for practically nothing.
I hope this wont affect me at US customs.
Oh, well, only time will tell.
Oh, I’ve kinda given up on collecting the Corsican butterfly- partly because I’ll go to jail as it’s protected by the same legislation that protects the Panda bear and white rhinos- but mostly because I’m too lazy to drag my ass to wherever it lives and catch it. No, no I kid, I would never involve myself in any sort of illegal activity.
Ps. I just found out that a dealer of mine received a 21 month jail sentence back in ’07 for trading insects in the black market. The government, I tell you- always regulating the small business owner. I never bought anything illegal from the guy, mostly because it was way out of my high school, amateur entomologist budget, oh!- no, silly me I meant, mostly because it was illegal. Duh. Whatever, “Yoshi” deserved it, he was totally rude to me in all of his e-mails.