Illegitimate Insect Trade

Ornithoptera priamas reared by Enthusiast, Gareth Welsh
Photo: Teesside Gazette

National Geographic Magazine has a feature on wildlife smuggling. Hobbyists like to observe and care for exotic organisms of all types from vertebrates to plants and insects. Small organisms such as insects are relatively easy to smuggle in numbers that are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Smuggling creates problems and potential for problems as I have posted earlier. In areas where the organisms can be…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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