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Topic: Consul panariste | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 5 | Views: 28
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Re: Consul panariste

by 58chevy » Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:15 am

The specimen pictured at the top looks like a photoshop job to me. I have some experience with Photoshop. However, DaveUK's specimens are almost as spectacular and much more natural-looking. Fantastic species. Both sexes look amazing.
Topic: Consul panariste | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 5 | Views: 28
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Re: Consul panariste

by daveuk » Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:53 am

livingplanet3 wrote: Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:44 pm This is the best photo I've ever come across of Consul panariste; I've never seen a pinned specimen this brilliant. Perhaps it's because it was photographed in sunlight? -
Does not look very convincing to me. The colours look saturated.
My two pairs of this species are from Colombia in 1985. Old picture showing the two pairs & more recent picture of the two males. The purple reflections are very pronounced at certain angles but usually only on one pair of wings at a time on set specimens it seems.
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Topic: Consul panariste | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 5 | Views: 28
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Re: Consul panariste

by livingplanet3 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:50 am

Trehopr1 wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:12 am I personally think that fully 1/3 (at least) of modern photography has had some kind of "artistic merit" (tweaking) ferreted into it to make it more spectacular -- than in reality...
I hope this image hasn't been enhanced, but good point - this could indeed be a case of "too good to be true".
Topic: Papilio oenomaus female | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 2 | Views: 56
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Re: Papilio oenomaus female

by daveuk » Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:43 am

livingplanet3 wrote: Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:29 am Not long ago, I acquired a female specimen of Papilio oenomaus, which is found on Timor and its surrounds. Males are rather commonly encountered in the trade, but females appear to be only rarely offered -
http://swallowtails.net/P_oenomaus.htm
I only have one pair in my collection dating from the early 1980s.
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Topic: It's just a word- | Author: kevinkk | Replies: 8 | Views: 124
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Re: It's just a word-

by kevinkk » Sun Dec 04, 2022 1:25 am

I see, Thanks Olivier.
Topic: Consul panariste | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 5 | Views: 28
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Re: Consul panariste

by Trehopr1 » Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:12 am

I personally think that fully 1/3 (at least) of modern photography has had some kind of "artistic merit" (tweaking) ferreted into it to make it more spectacular -- than in reality.

In this case the blue is too vibrant and morpho-like to be believable. The yellow is also too yellowish/orange then one will ever likely see a real specimen. I have seen specimens of the real thing and I have never seen anything resembling this; although this is a spectacular species in its own right.

I would also add that it almost looks like this butterfly was photoshopped onto the leaf of the background because the butterfly has its proboscis extended like it was drinking at a water puddle however, the leaf itself has no water droplets on it.

The tip of the left forewing does show a shadow but, that too could have been present on the ground where the butterfly's picture was taken and it was left in to make it look like it was resting on the leaf.
Topic: Consul panariste | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 5 | Views: 28
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Consul panariste

by livingplanet3 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:44 pm

This is the best photo I've ever come across of Consul panariste; I've never seen a pinned specimen this brilliant. Perhaps it's because it was photographed in sunlight? -

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Topic: Augosoma centaurus (Ghana) | Author: Trehopr1 | Replies: 9 | Views: 283
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Re: Augosoma centaurus (Ghana)

by Trehopr1 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:21 pm

Thank you for that correction Eleodes ! 👍

I am more of a lepidopterist than a coleopterist so details of generic names (or changes) are sometimes overlooked by me. I would swear that I have seen the genus name Dynastes applied to this species in a couple of my older books.

However, if there is no such record then I am simply mistaken and I appreciate the update.👏

I will change the title of my post to reflect this species proper name.
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Re: Augosoma centaurus (Ghana)

by Eleodes » Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:43 pm

It's worth mentioning that while this species resembles the genus Dynastes in form, it actually belongs in the genus Augosoma along with one other species (A. hippocrates). There seems to be no record of either species being formally known as a Dynastes species.
Topic: A beetle from Borneo | Author: lamprima2 | Replies: 4 | Views: 67
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Re: A beetle from Borneo

by lamprima2 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:02 pm

benihikage92 and livingplanet3,
Thank you both for your replies!
Topic: A beetle from Borneo | Author: lamprima2 | Replies: 4 | Views: 67
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Re: A beetle from Borneo

by livingplanet3 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:45 pm

benihikage92 wrote: Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:23 pm It is probably a kind of Lizard Beetle (Erotylidae, Languriinae).
Agreed. It appears to be the same species (or very similar) to the one shown here -

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Re: A beetle from Borneo

by benihikage92 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:23 pm

It is probably a kind of Lizard Beetle (Erotylidae, Languriinae).
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Re: Agrias butterflies

by wollastoni » Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:18 pm

Trehopr1 wrote: Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:52 pm I'm going to give Olivier's vodka relaxation method a go on mine
Be sure to practice on small Nymphalidae or Pieridae before trying on Agrias.
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Re: It's just a word-

by wollastoni » Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:11 pm

It is called "ranks" on phpbb software.

Here are the existing ranks :
- New members : 1 to 4 posts
- Junior members : 5 to 99 posts
- Meek : 100 to 499 posts
- Wallace : 500 to 1999 posts
- Darwin : more than 2000 posts

Special ranks :
- Premium members : member who help finance the forum fees.
- Moderators/Admin
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Re: It's just a word-

by adamcotton » Sat Dec 03, 2022 11:38 am

A. S. Meek was a famous insect collector, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Stewart_Meek

Presumably one of the levels (number of posts) is named after him.

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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by radusho » Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:34 am

Last year there was an expedition to Saudi Arabia and they succesfully brought Hipparchia tewfiki and Lasiommata felix among others
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by Cassidinae » Sat Dec 03, 2022 3:04 am

Yes, of course, catching insects it is a problem in SOME Muslim countries (typically: Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, in recent years Malaysia). The reason is most often national pride or the opportunity to get some extra money. Certainly not because of nature conservation :) The only Muslim country (as far as I know) that doesn't mind because of nature conservation is probably Malaysia and perhaps Brunei.
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by Cassidinae » Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:56 am

adamcotton wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:03 am
I don't understand this, did you actually mean 'NOT worthy of attention'?

Adam.
Sorry for my english. I meant something like: "they don't care about catching insects" (= they consider it to be a strange pastime at most).
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Papilio oenomaus female

by livingplanet3 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:29 am

Not long ago, I acquired a female specimen of Papilio oenomaus, which is found on Timor and its surrounds. Males are rather commonly encountered in the trade, but females appear to be only rarely offered -

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http://swallowtails.net/P_oenomaus.htm