What is your goal here Chris? What exactly are you trying to do? I seriously am beginning to question your motives in perpetuating this. Are you trying to get this enforced on us all? Is it that you think you will win brownie points for your permit applications by making these "goody two shoes" assertions? I'm scratching my head on this one. You are not an employee of Cal Fish and Game, and as far as I know you are not close personal friends with any. What are you trying to prove here? I think that from this point out, I will ignore all further replies from you. I'll listen to the state, not one lepidopterist who has some (in my opinion) rather weird motive for lecturing us all.
Papiliotheona, I am not trying to take any sides on this matter, but I do not think Chris has had any "alterior motives" in letting folks know, especially us amateurs what the different state and national regulations are. His permits page has helped me greatly in regards to knowing where I can collect without getting hassled, and how to apply for permits if need be. At the same time, I can understand your point about butterfly farming/ rearing. I don't think these permits would matter if you are rearing to learn a life cycle and or rear to keep the specimens, but I wouldn't be surprised if the state is trumping up charges and rules to get more money out of folks. When I first read about the "scientific" collecting permit, I scoffed and figured they are out to milk collectors for money, much like what they have done with fishing and hunting licenses.