Archive for June, 2004


Environmentalists sue to protect swallowtail butterflies

Published on June 10, 2004

June 10, 2004 By AVIVA L. BRANDT PORTLAND, Ore. – Tropical swallowtail butterflies are coveted by collectors for their showy, colorful wings, often drawing a price of more than $3,000 for a pair. But the Portland-based Xerces Society and the Tucson, Ariz.-based Center for Biological Diversity want the seven rarest species protected by the Endangered Read more …