Wrong link my friend, that one is to a ulysses female. I'm 99 % sure this has cropped up before on here, again from Russia, the seller had homerus and alexandrae at the same time, kind of sickens me after my trivial torture earler this year.
Where there is a demand, there will always be an illegal supply. Sadly some are quite prepared to take the risk. I remember quite recently about a collector moaning on social media about getting caught importing a pair from Russia to the US, he was quite upset, he thought they came with *permits*, Cites One? Well that's what he said after the customs opened his package, now he had lost his money and the big butterflies and was not looking forward to a big fine.
People don't seem to realise that before importing CITES 1 listed species the importer needs to obtain an IMPORT PERMIT issued by his (the destination) country prior to shipment, as well as an EXPORT PERMIT issued by the country they are sent from.
Similarly, for the seller to have LEGALLY imported the specimen(s) in the first place he needs to have obtained a Russian CITES import permit prior to importation from PNG. A piece of paper issued in PNG has absolutely no value when sending CITES 1 specimen(s) from Russia to a third country.
There are no permits issued for CITES 1 species that is why they are placed there. Only CITES 2 can be legally imported with permits. ? No legal permits are issued for the sale of O. alexandrae. Otherwise people would be trading in Giant Pandas if they could. Only permits I believe are available for old pairs of O. alexandrae sold at auction that have good provenance, Meek pairs etc. I keep seeing the CITES 1 illegal O. alexandrae being freely advertised on the banner header of the forum appear, which is really not good At all.
I keep seeing his CITES 1 illegal birdwings being freely advertised on the banner header of the forum appear, which is really not good At all.
Those banners are automatic, I cannot filter specimens one by one unfortunately. I have removed some keyword for it not to appear anymore, but many specimens will miss now. The good thing to do when you see such specimens is to report it to ebay. Ebay having some legal risk too, they will be happy to know it and remove it.
Please don't forget that in case of rare birdwings legal and illegal trade help them to survive. O.alexandrae is farmed, therefor it is still there as somebody still cares to take care of last puch of forest to make some cash, little of it of course. Saying that I don't approve illegal trade, but regulations in laws should be reviewed and degraded this species to CITES ll