I ran across this undet. "blue" tonight as I was looking thru my collection. Almost forgot about it.... I acquired it some 10 or 11 years ago while looking thru drawers at my dealers house.
He had this drawer which was 3/4 full of Lycaenidae from a half dozen collections. When I asked him how much any of them cost he said 7 bucks a piece; so I had to look them over. None were identified.
I found 7 or 8 altogether that either really looked good or had curious places of capture. This is one of those curious places. Don't know all that much about these little fellows so that's why I'm asking. Appreciate any feedback.
So now that I have an undiscovered gem amongst my collection I have decided that it might be happier in a new home where another collector would appreciate it more than me. Therefore, any members interested in owning a genuine "extinct " species of butterfly need not look any further. It is in pretty good shape overall but, not infallible as you can see. However, how many opportunities come up to own something so infrequently offered?
So, here is my proposal. I do not want any cash offers (for now). I would rather exchange/ trade specimens for this one. At heart, butterflies are my first love. Therefore I am looking for a butterfly trade. For further details please PM me. I do not want papered stock.... Trade material is to be mounted and "collector grade" condition.