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Damaged Parides


The wings of this swallow tail (Parides) were spread by Ms. Catarina Motta, et al. at the entomology section of INPA for storage/appraisement after taking it out of triangular paper.

The terrible state of this specimen just leaves me speechless. Although INPA boasts a collection of over 300,000 kinds of insect specimens, I suspect that most of the specimens in their collection were "agriculturally harmful insects" which are subjects of research in applied entomology. Wasn't it why they wanted to keep my butterfly specimens so badly?

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