Willing to purchase both small and large quantities of papered specimens with basic collecting data (location and date captured), payments via Paypal or other methods. see attached pdf research notice and contact information. This is strictly scientific involving a long term revision of this worldwide genus of moths.
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr. & Charlotte D. Brou Abita Entomological Study Site (The most intensely studied entomological location in North America) 74320 Jack Loyd Road Abita Springs, Louisiana 70420 USA
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I am sure I don't need to warn you about the possibility of scammers replying to your request, but am doing so mainly in order to inform other people how scammers can often take advantage of such requests, pretending to have exactly what you want to buy but never actually sending anything when you pay them.
Post by louisianacurmudgeon on Feb 22, 2018 14:16:21 GMT
Thanks to both of you (moderators). Adam, having bought and sold insects since 1965, I have come across quite a lot of scammers. The only persons who have scammed me recently are two very well known dealers, one in UK, and one living (hiding)in France. We are all lucky to have instant access to contact anyone across the world in this digital world, but with this ability has come a far greater number of scammers. The first scammer I ever encountered was Terrance Bateman from Australia. He scammed me out of $200.00 back in the mid 70s. This was a lot of $$ back then. He was a foreign member of the Lepidopterists Society here in the US. I reported this crook back then, and after an investigation, he was thrown out of this large entomological society. I still have to this day all the paper (handwritten letter)correspondence from this crook. Since then, I have been told by several other entomologist and collectors that he victimized them as well. Now we have the infamous scammers in Africa who have set up schools over the past 20 years solely for the purpose of scamming people across the world. Of course, these bastards can be found any country of the world. e.g other infamous scammers - a whole family who have been scamming hundreds of insect collectors located in Peru. Still just yesterday, getting those ignorant letters e.g. from Ghana "This is a deal of Eighteen Million four hundred thousand dollars which you will be having 50% of the share" Wow, I really could use 9 million dollars !
I'll end this note with a jpg of a few Eudocima off the spreading boards yesterday, and out of the oven. 2018 February 21, at near Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA. - Another batch of Eudocima moths (54) off of the spreading boards and out of the drying oven today. These originated from Ambelau Island Indonesia, Cameroon, East Java, Ghana, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sumba Island Indonesia, Taiwan, Togo, North Vietnam, West Flores Indonesia, West Timor Indonesia, Sulawesi (Pulu Pulu), and Guatemala.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2018 15:16:27 GMT by Adam Cotton: 2 typos in place names