An extinct moth and a rare community

Urania sloanus, last recorded in 1895

Urania sloanus, last recorded in 1895


Assistant biology professor at University of Alberta, Tom Terzin has had an amazing eBay experience.

For a price somewhere around $6000, Profession Terzin is now the proud owner of an extremely rare specimen of a moth that has been extinct for more than 100 years. One of only a very, very few in existence.

That is noteworthy in itself, but how Mr. Terzin came to own the moth is another example of something rare and beautiful.

We reached Tom Terzin in Camrose, Alberta.

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