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			REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION
  
              Group Name:  sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
                  Status:  unmoderated          
            Distribution:  world wide 
                 Summary:  Discussions related to the study of lepidoptera
			   (butterflies and moths)
           Proposed by:  Christopher Majka <[email protected]>
			 Julie Kozaczka Stahlhut <[email protected]>
          
  
This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) on the creation of an   
unmoderated newsgroup, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera.            

PROPOSED CHARTER OF SCI.BIO.LEPIDOPTERA

Preamble
-------- 

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is an unmoderated newsgroup to provide a forum 
for the discussion of all aspects of lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) and
topics pertaining to them both on a recreational and professional level.

It is *not* intended as a forum for commercial transactions with respect
to lepidoptera.

Sphere of Interest
------------------

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is dedicated to the observation, study, history, 
art, photography, conservation, rearing, and responsible collecting of 
butterflies and moths. It also welcomes discussions and inquires which pertain 
to the ecology, behaviour, systematics, taxonomy, evolution and other spheres of the biology of lepidoptera. Examples of the above might include:

* Observation:  If you enjoy watching butterflies and moths, this group 
is a place where you can share your observations, and find out about 
butterfly-watching sites and museum exhibits.  

* Study:  Whether you're a junior high school science student making a 
poster presentation for your science fair, an entomology graduate 
student specializing in Lepidoptera, or a farmer or gardener concerned 
about caterpillars eating your crops, sci.bio.lepidoptera can be a resource 
for learning.

* History:  The history of the study of lepidoptera includes many interesting
personalities, debates, books, theories, etc. If you are interested in this
sphere of the history of science this forum can be a place where you
can share some of your knowledge and make inquires on topics which interest 
you.

* Art:  Many cultures have appreciated the beauty of butterflies 
and moths.  If you have an interest in butterfly images in art, music, 
literature, or any other human endeavour, this is a place where you can 
discuss your interests.

* Photography: The photography of butterflies and moths is an area which
is growing ever more popular. If you have ideas or inquiries about cameras,
lenses, films and other photographic techniques as they pertain to 
lepidoptera sci.bio.lepidoptera can be a forum to discuss these.

* Conservation:  Many species of butterflies and moths have become 
threatened by habitat destruction.  Conservation can include 
everything from legislative efforts to the simple expedient of growing 
caterpillar food plants in your garden. This newsgroup is not a 
political vehicle, but discussions of conservation policy are welcome.   

* Rearing:  Butterfly-gardening and caterpillar-rearing are hobbies 
which are becoming more popular every year. Books on the subject 
appear regularly in bookstores and garden shops. The help of 
someone experienced in rearing can make the difference between 
winding up with a jarful of dead caterpillars and releasing beautiful 
butterflies and moths into the wild. Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is a place 
to learn rearing techniques from other hobbyists.

* Responsible collecting:  When made for educational or research 
purposes, insect collections have an important place. Collecting sites 
and techniques can be discussed on this newsgroup.  We encourage 
participating collectors to obey wildlife regulations, to be aware of which 
species in their areas are threatened or endangered, and to avoid 
collecting on private property or in restricted areas without prior 
permission. Efforts to encourage trespassing or to subvert 
conservation laws are emphatically NOT welcome on this newsgroup.   
All participants are expected to respect the environment and the law.

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is not intended as a forum to for the buying and 
selling of insect specimens nor as a venue for commercial collectors to 
advertise their wares. Collectors who wish to do so should communicate
through private EMail.

* The Biology of Lepidoptera: while clearly not intended as a substitute for
professional entomological journals, sci.bio.lepidoptera does encourage 
scientific discussions which deal with aspects of the ecology, behaviour, 
systematics, taxonomy, genetics, evolution and other areas of lepidopteran 
biology. We hope that sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a place where 
amateur and professional lepidopterists can rub electronic shoulders to their 
mutual benefit.

* In order to facilitate access to this newsgroup to as broad an Internet 
constituency as possible, arrangements are underway to provide a gated mailing 
list for the group so that interested parties who do not have Usenet access
can also participate. It is our hope that such a facility might also have
archiving and indexing capabilites. Final details of this arrangement should
be in place by the time that the CFV is issued.

* If participants are so inclined sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera may in the 
future develop FAQ's which address topics in different spheres of the study of 
lepidoptera.Examples might include:

* Design of butterfly gardens and plants which attract lepidoptera.
* Techniques of collecting preparing, preserving and photographing lepidoptera.
* Suppliers of equipment related to the study of butterflies and moths.
* Lists of books and journals related to lepidoptera.
* Electronic resources (WWW servers, FTP archives, Listservers, etc.) related 
  to the study of lepidoptera.
* Environmental and other regulations pertaining to the collecting of
  lepidoptera.
* Information on the rearing of lepidoptera.


RATIONALE
---------

At present, there are no other newsgroups where discussion pertaining to this topic can properly occur. The pre-existing entomology Listervers, 
<[email protected]>, <[email protected]> & <[email protected]>
are general in their entomological interest and do not focus specifically on 
lepidoptera. This Usenet group would be a natural outgrowth of the recently 
established Lepidopetera Listserver <[email protected]>.

Over the past few months there has been a considerable degree of interest 
expressed by professional and amateur lepiopterists in creating a forum for the
discussion of all manner of topics which pertain top the study of lepidoptera
(butterflies and moths). The growing view seems to be that a Usenet Group would 
be the preferred approach in terms of continuing this effort, and so bearing 
that in mind, we the proponents, are calling a formal Request For Discussion 
(RFD) with respect to the creation of sci.bio.lepidoptera.


CROSS POSTINGS
--------------    
        
This RFD is being posted to bionet.biology.tropical, bionet.general, 
news.groups, news.announce.newgroups, rec.backcountry, rec.birds,
rec.gardens, rec.photo, sci.agriculture,  sci.bio, sci.bio.ecology,
sci.bio.ethology.

Discussion will take place in the group "news.groups".
A Call For Votes will be posted after approximately 21 days, after which an independent third party will conduct the vote.


DISCUSSION  
----------           

Any objections to this RFD will be considered and, if determined to
be appropriate, incorporated. The discussion will last for 21 days.
If no major changes are required to the proposed charter, then      
a Call for Votes (CFV) will then be issued.     

This RFD is being posted in concordance with the guidelines set   
in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup". Please refer to this
document if you have question about the newsgroup creation process.

From [email protected] (RonDippold) Wed Sep 21 18:35:08 1994
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From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
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Subject: CFV: sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
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                          FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
               unmoderated group sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera

Newsgroups line:
sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera	Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths).


Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 14 October 1994.

After this CFV appears on news.announce.newgroups it will be sent to
the mailing list <[email protected]>, <[email protected]> &
<[email protected]>

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Christopher Majka <[email protected]>


CHARTER

Preamble
-------- 

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is an unmoderated newsgroup to provide
a forum for the discussion of all aspects of lepidoptera (butterflies
and moths) and topics pertaining to them both on an amateur and
professional level.

It is *not* intended as a forum for commercial transactions with
respect to lepidoptera.

Sphere of Interest
------------------

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is dedicated to the observation, study,
history, art, photography, conservation, rearing, and responsible
collecting of butterflies and moths. It also welcomes discussions and
inquires which pertain to the ecology, behavior, systematics,
taxonomy, evolution and other spheres of the biology of
lepidoptera. Examples of the above might include:

* Observation: If you observe butterflies and moths, this group is a
place where you can share information on interesting sightings, and
find out about sites to visit and museum exhibits.

* Study: Whether you're a high school science student making a
presentation for your science class, an entomology graduate student
specializing in Lepidoptera, or a farmer or gardener concerned about
caterpillars eating your crops, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera.can be
used as a resource for learning.

* History: The history of the study of lepidoptera includes many
interesting personalities, debates, books, theories, etc. If you are
interested in this sphere of the history of science, this forum can be
a place where you can share your knowledge and make inquires on topics
of interest.

* Art: Many cultures have an appreciation of the beauty of butterflies
and moths. If you have an interest in butterfly images in art, music,
or literature this is a place where you can discuss your interests.

* Photography: The photography of butterflies and moths is an area
which is growing more popular. If you have ideas or inquiries about
cameras, lenses, films and other photographic techniques as they
pertain to lepidoptera, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a forum
to discuss these.

* Conservation: Many species of butterflies and moths have become
threatened by habitat destruction. Conservation can include everything
>from legislative efforts to the simple expedient of growing
caterpillar food plants in your garden. Discussions of conservation
policy are welcome.

* Rearing: Butterfly-gardening and caterpillar-rearing are are
becoming ever more popular. Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is a place
to learn rearing techniques from others involved in the practice.

* Responsible collecting: When made for educational or research
purposes, insect collections can have an important role. Collecting
sites and techniques can be discussed on this newsgroup. We encourage
participating collectors to obey wildlife regulations, to be aware of
which species in their areas are threatened or endangered, and to
avoid collecting on private property or in restricted areas without
prior permission.  Efforts to encourage trespassing or to subvert
conservation laws are emphatically NOT welcome on this newsgroup. All
participants are expected to respect the environment and the law.

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is not intended as a forum for the
buying and selling of insect specimens nor as a venue for commercial
collectors to advertise their wares. Collectors who wish to do so
should communicate through private EMail.

* The Biology of Lepidoptera: while not intended as a substitute for
professional entomological journals, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
does encourage scientific discussions which deal with aspects of the
ecology, behavior, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, evolution and
other areas of lepidopteran biology. We hope that
sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a place where amateur and
professional lepidopterists can rub electronic shoulders to their
mutual benefit.

* In order to facilitate access to this newsgroup to as broad an
Internet constituency as possible, arrangements are underway to
provide a gated mailing list for the group so that interested parties
who do not have Usenet access can also participate. It is our hope
that such a facility will also include archiving and indexing
capabilities.

* If participants are so inclined sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera may
develop FAQ's which address topics in different spheres of the study
of lepidoptera. Examples might include:

* Design of butterfly gardens and plants which attract lepidoptera.
* Techniques of collecting preparing, preserving and photographing lepidoptera.
* Suppliers of equipment related to the study of butterflies and moths.
* Lists of books and journals related to lepidoptera.
* Electronic resources (WWW & Gopher servers, FTP archives, Listservers, etc.) 
  related to the study of lepidoptera.
* Environmental and other regulations pertaining to the collecting of 
  lepidoptera.
* Information on the rearing of lepidoptera.

RATIONALE
---------

At present, there are no other newsgroups where discussion pertaining
to this topic can properly occur. The pre-existing entomology
Listervers, <[email protected]> & <[email protected]> are
general in their entomological interest and do not focus specifically
on lepidoptera. This Usenet group would be a natural outgrowth of the
recently established Lepidoptera Listserver <[email protected]>.

Over the past few months there has been a considerable degree of
interest expressed by professional and amateur lepidopterists in
creating a forum for the discussion of all topics which pertain to the
study of lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The consensus seems to
be that a Usenet Group would be the preferred vehicle of expressing
this interest. We, the proponents, issued a formal RFD in July and
have received an overwhelmingly positive response to it. Therefore we
are continuing the process and are calling a formal Call For Votes
(CFV) with respect to the creation of sci.bio.entomology.
lepidoptera.


HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

Your mail message should contain one of the following statements:
      I vote YES on sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
      I vote NO on sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera

You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the outcome.
Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting program.  The
votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a personal acknowledge-
ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again.
It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.

One vote counted per person, no more than one per account. Addresses and
votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.

From [email protected] (RonDippold) Fri Sep 30 13:20:39 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
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Subject: 2nd CFV: sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
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                          LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
               unmoderated group sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera

Newsgroups line:
sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera  Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths).


Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 14 October 1994.

After this CFV appears on news.announce.newgroups it will be sent to
the mailing list <[email protected]>, <[email protected]> &
<[email protected]>

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Christopher Majka <[email protected]>


CHARTER

Preamble
-------- 

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is an unmoderated newsgroup to provide
a forum for the discussion of all aspects of lepidoptera (butterflies
and moths) and topics pertaining to them both on an amateur and
professional level.

It is *not* intended as a forum for commercial transactions with
respect to lepidoptera.

Sphere of Interest
------------------

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is dedicated to the observation, study,
history, art, photography, conservation, rearing, and responsible
collecting of butterflies and moths. It also welcomes discussions and
inquires which pertain to the ecology, behavior, systematics,
taxonomy, evolution and other spheres of the biology of
lepidoptera. Examples of the above might include:

* Observation: If you observe butterflies and moths, this group is a
place where you can share information on interesting sightings, and
find out about sites to visit and museum exhibits.

* Study: Whether you're a high school science student making a
presentation for your science class, an entomology graduate student
specializing in Lepidoptera, or a farmer or gardener concerned about
caterpillars eating your crops, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera.can be
used as a resource for learning.

* History: The history of the study of lepidoptera includes many
interesting personalities, debates, books, theories, etc. If you are
interested in this sphere of the history of science, this forum can be
a place where you can share your knowledge and make inquires on topics
of interest.

* Art: Many cultures have an appreciation of the beauty of butterflies
and moths. If you have an interest in butterfly images in art, music,
or literature this is a place where you can discuss your interests.

* Photography: The photography of butterflies and moths is an area
which is growing more popular. If you have ideas or inquiries about
cameras, lenses, films and other photographic techniques as they
pertain to lepidoptera, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a forum
to discuss these.

* Conservation: Many species of butterflies and moths have become
threatened by habitat destruction. Conservation can include everything
>from legislative efforts to the simple expedient of growing
caterpillar food plants in your garden. Discussions of conservation
policy are welcome.

* Rearing: Butterfly-gardening and caterpillar-rearing are are
becoming ever more popular. Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is a place
to learn rearing techniques from others involved in the practice.

* Responsible collecting: When made for educational or research
purposes, insect collections can have an important role. Collecting
sites and techniques can be discussed on this newsgroup. We encourage
participating collectors to obey wildlife regulations, to be aware of
which species in their areas are threatened or endangered, and to
avoid collecting on private property or in restricted areas without
prior permission.  Efforts to encourage trespassing or to subvert
conservation laws are emphatically NOT welcome on this newsgroup. All
participants are expected to respect the environment and the law.

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is not intended as a forum for the
buying and selling of insect specimens nor as a venue for commercial
collectors to advertise their wares. Collectors who wish to do so
should communicate through private EMail.

* The Biology of Lepidoptera: while not intended as a substitute for
professional entomological journals, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
does encourage scientific discussions which deal with aspects of the
ecology, behavior, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, evolution and
other areas of lepidopteran biology. We hope that
sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a place where amateur and
professional lepidopterists can rub electronic shoulders to their
mutual benefit.

* In order to facilitate access to this newsgroup to as broad an
Internet constituency as possible, arrangements are underway to
provide a gated mailing list for the group so that interested parties
who do not have Usenet access can also participate. It is our hope
that such a facility will also include archiving and indexing
capabilities.

* If participants are so inclined sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera may
develop FAQ's which address topics in different spheres of the study
of lepidoptera. Examples might include:

* Design of butterfly gardens and plants which attract lepidoptera.
* Techniques of collecting preparing, preserving and photographing lepidoptera.
* Suppliers of equipment related to the study of butterflies and moths.
* Lists of books and journals related to lepidoptera.
* Electronic resources (WWW & Gopher servers, FTP archives, Listservers, etc.) 
  related to the study of lepidoptera.
* Environmental and other regulations pertaining to the collecting of 
  lepidoptera.
* Information on the rearing of lepidoptera.

RATIONALE
---------

At present, there are no other newsgroups where discussion pertaining
to this topic can properly occur. The pre-existing entomology
Listervers, <[email protected]> & <[email protected]> are
general in their entomological interest and do not focus specifically
on lepidoptera. This Usenet group would be a natural outgrowth of the
recently established Lepidoptera Listserver <[email protected]>.

Over the past few months there has been a considerable degree of
interest expressed by professional and amateur lepidopterists in
creating a forum for the discussion of all topics which pertain to the
study of lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The consensus seems to
be that a Usenet Group would be the preferred vehicle of expressing
this interest. We, the proponents, issued a formal RFD in July and
have received an overwhelmingly positive response to it. Therefore we
are continuing the process and are calling a formal Call For Votes
(CFV) with respect to the creation of sci.bio.entomology.
lepidoptera.


HOW TO VOTE

Send MAIL to:   [email protected]
Just Replying should work if you are not reading this on a mailing list.

Your mail message should contain one of the following statements:
      I vote YES on sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
      I vote NO on sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera

You may also ABSTAIN in place of YES/NO - this will not affect the outcome.
Anything else may be rejected by the automatic vote counting program.  The
votetaker will respond to your received ballots with a personal acknowledge-
ment by mail - if you do not receive one within several days, try again.
It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.

One vote counted per person, no more than one per account. Addresses and
votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results list.



sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera Bounce List - No need to revote
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
No bounced votes at this time

From [email protected] (RonDippold) Thu Oct 20 13:44:43 1994
Path: uunet!bounce-back
From: [email protected] (Ron "Asbestos" Dippold)
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Subject: RESULT: sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera passes 212:21
Supersedes: <[email protected]>
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Approved: [email protected]
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References: <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>
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				RESULT
    unmoderated group sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera passes 212:21

There were 212 YES votes and 21 NO votes, for a total of 233 valid votes.

For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO)
votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes. 

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of
news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.


Newsgroups line:
sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera  Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths).

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting
questions only contact [email protected]  For questions about the
proposed group contact Christopher Majka <[email protected]>


CHARTER

Preamble
-------- 

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is an unmoderated newsgroup to provide
a forum for the discussion of all aspects of lepidoptera (butterflies
and moths) and topics pertaining to them both on an amateur and
professional level.

It is *not* intended as a forum for commercial transactions with
respect to lepidoptera.

Sphere of Interest
------------------

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is dedicated to the observation, study,
history, art, photography, conservation, rearing, and responsible
collecting of butterflies and moths. It also welcomes discussions and
inquires which pertain to the ecology, behavior, systematics,
taxonomy, evolution and other spheres of the biology of
lepidoptera. Examples of the above might include:

* Observation: If you observe butterflies and moths, this group is a
place where you can share information on interesting sightings, and
find out about sites to visit and museum exhibits.

* Study: Whether you're a high school science student making a
presentation for your science class, an entomology graduate student
specializing in Lepidoptera, or a farmer or gardener concerned about
caterpillars eating your crops, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera.can be
used as a resource for learning.

* History: The history of the study of lepidoptera includes many
interesting personalities, debates, books, theories, etc. If you are
interested in this sphere of the history of science, this forum can be
a place where you can share your knowledge and make inquires on topics
of interest.

* Art: Many cultures have an appreciation of the beauty of butterflies
and moths. If you have an interest in butterfly images in art, music,
or literature this is a place where you can discuss your interests.

* Photography: The photography of butterflies and moths is an area
which is growing more popular. If you have ideas or inquiries about
cameras, lenses, films and other photographic techniques as they
pertain to lepidoptera, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a forum
to discuss these.

* Conservation: Many species of butterflies and moths have become
threatened by habitat destruction. Conservation can include everything
>from legislative efforts to the simple expedient of growing
caterpillar food plants in your garden. Discussions of conservation
policy are welcome.

* Rearing: Butterfly-gardening and caterpillar-rearing are are
becoming ever more popular. Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is a place
to learn rearing techniques from others involved in the practice.

* Responsible collecting: When made for educational or research
purposes, insect collections can have an important role. Collecting
sites and techniques can be discussed on this newsgroup. We encourage
participating collectors to obey wildlife regulations, to be aware of
which species in their areas are threatened or endangered, and to
avoid collecting on private property or in restricted areas without
prior permission.  Efforts to encourage trespassing or to subvert
conservation laws are emphatically NOT welcome on this newsgroup. All
participants are expected to respect the environment and the law.

Sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera is not intended as a forum for the
buying and selling of insect specimens nor as a venue for commercial
collectors to advertise their wares. Collectors who wish to do so
should communicate through private EMail.

* The Biology of Lepidoptera: while not intended as a substitute for
professional entomological journals, sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera
does encourage scientific discussions which deal with aspects of the
ecology, behavior, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, evolution and
other areas of lepidopteran biology. We hope that
sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera can be a place where amateur and
professional lepidopterists can rub electronic shoulders to their
mutual benefit.

* In order to facilitate access to this newsgroup to as broad an
Internet constituency as possible, arrangements are underway to
provide a gated mailing list for the group so that interested parties
who do not have Usenet access can also participate. It is our hope
that such a facility will also include archiving and indexing
capabilities.

* If participants are so inclined sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera may
develop FAQ's which address topics in different spheres of the study
of lepidoptera. Examples might include:

* Design of butterfly gardens and plants which attract lepidoptera.
* Techniques of collecting preparing, preserving and photographing lepidoptera.
* Suppliers of equipment related to the study of butterflies and moths.
* Lists of books and journals related to lepidoptera.
* Electronic resources (WWW & Gopher servers, FTP archives, Listservers, etc.) 
  related to the study of lepidoptera.
* Environmental and other regulations pertaining to the collecting of 
  lepidoptera.
* Information on the rearing of lepidoptera.

RATIONALE
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At present, there are no other newsgroups where discussion pertaining
to this topic can properly occur. The pre-existing entomology
Listervers, <[email protected]> & <[email protected]> are
general in their entomological interest and do not focus specifically
on lepidoptera. This Usenet group would be a natural outgrowth of the
recently established Lepidoptera Listserver <[email protected]>.

Over the past few months there has been a considerable degree of
interest expressed by professional and amateur lepidopterists in
creating a forum for the discussion of all topics which pertain to the
study of lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The consensus seems to
be that a Usenet Group would be the preferred vehicle of expressing
this interest. We, the proponents, issued a formal RFD in July and
have received an overwhelmingly positive response to it. Therefore we
are continuing the process and are calling a formal Call For Votes
(CFV) with respect to the creation of sci.bio.entomology.
lepidoptera.


sci.bio.entomology.lepidoptera Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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Voted No
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