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Topic: Moths from Chiang Mai, Thailand | Author: andyridae | Replies: 2 | Views: 94
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Re: Moths from Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Borearctia » Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:53 am

"According to sources, male Barsine's are not known to have a yellow form".
There is a interesting publication about Barsine species in Cambodia. A yellow form of a male is also shown there.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 4X18301237
Topic: Travel in Saudi Arabia | Author: africaone | Replies: 6 | Views: 243
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by kevinkk » Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:44 am

Chuck wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:29 pm
Paul K wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:22 pm
Cassidinae wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:46 pm In Saudi Arabia, they don't pay attention with catching and exporting insects. As in most Muslim countries, insects are considered something worthy of attention :)
I wish that would be the case in Indonesia.

And Malaysia. And how about Turkey, that's a great Muslim country to break their collecting laws.

I cannot answer concerning Saudi, but I'd do some research before assuming it's no problem to collect. Further, plan to have a guide or the government watchdogs will want to know what you're doing. Be careful in Saudi, it's VERY WELL known that American businessmen commonly, and unsuspectingly, break laws there and get arrested.
I probably shouldn't... I'm left handed and would be at a disadvantage on day 1. Watching dinosaur dig video might be a good start, you need
a lot of stuff, and a hat that says "do not kidnap no $"
Topic: Anaea andria | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 4 | Views: 125
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Re: Anaea andria

by daveuk » Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:22 am

That's a beautiful photo & specimen of A andria. I love these fiery red "true" Anaea. Only have a handful in my collection.
Top picture on the left are a pair of A troglodyda portia from Jamaica. On the right two male A aidea from Texas & Mexico. Bottom is the underside of a female A aidea from Texas.
Bottom picture left a pair of A troglodyta cubana from Cuba & on the right another pair of A t. portia from Jamiaca. Not sure the identification or data is right on this pair though as they are from an old collection in which quite a few specimens were misidentified.
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Topic: Buprestis rufipes | Author: 58chevy | Replies: 4 | Views: 80
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Re: Buprestis rufipes

by livingplanet3 » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:52 pm

58chevy wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:35 pm Coincidentally, I know of another person who encountered a mass emergence of these from a dead tree. Not sure if it was a cottonwood or something else. He put about 50 of them in a jar and they tore each other to pieces.
That's really unfortunate about them damaging each other; buprestid mandibles may be small, but they're likely strong enough to clip the thin, delicate legs and antennae typical of this family of beetles.
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Re: Buprestis rufipes

by 58chevy » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:35 pm

Coincidentally, I know of another person who encountered a mass emergence of these from a dead tree. Not sure if it was a cottonwood or something else. He put about 50 of them in a jar and they tore each other to pieces.
Topic: Anaea andria | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 4 | Views: 125
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Re: Anaea andria

by livingplanet3 » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:25 pm

Chuck wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:44 pm Great photo of andria.

As far as the trees, at least you still have Elms, and still have leaves. LOL.
True - TX has been less affected by Dutch elm disease, despite it having been present in the US for nearly a century. There have been some occasional outbreaks here, but not on the scale seen in the East and Midwest. American elm is one of the most common trees in my area, and I really hope it will remain so.
Topic: Travel in Saudi Arabia | Author: africaone | Replies: 6 | Views: 243
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by Chuck » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:29 pm

Paul K wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:22 pm
Cassidinae wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:46 pm In Saudi Arabia, they don't pay attention with catching and exporting insects. As in most Muslim countries, insects are considered something worthy of attention :)
I wish that would be the case in Indonesia.

And Malaysia. And how about Turkey, that's a great Muslim country to break their collecting laws.

I cannot answer concerning Saudi, but I'd do some research before assuming it's no problem to collect. Further, plan to have a guide or the government watchdogs will want to know what you're doing. Be careful in Saudi, it's VERY WELL known that American businessmen commonly, and unsuspectingly, break laws there and get arrested.
Topic: Travel in Saudi Arabia | Author: africaone | Replies: 6 | Views: 243
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by Paul K » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:22 pm

Cassidinae wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:46 pm In Saudi Arabia, they don't pay attention with catching and exporting insects. As in most Muslim countries, insects are considered something worthy of attention :)
I wish that would be the case in Indonesia.
Topic: Anaea andria | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 4 | Views: 125
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Re: Anaea andria

by Chuck » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:44 pm

Great photo of andria.

As far as the trees, at least you still have Elms, and still have leaves. LOL.
Topic: Travel in Saudi Arabia | Author: africaone | Replies: 6 | Views: 243
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by adamcotton » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:03 am

Cassidinae wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:46 pm As in most Muslim countries, insects are considered something worthy of attention
I don't understand this, did you actually mean 'NOT worthy of attention'?

Adam.
Topic: Agrias butterflies | Author: wollastoni | Replies: 62 | Views: 1717
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Re: Agrias butterflies

by wollastoni » Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:03 am

livingplanet3 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:31 am I've been looking for a specimen of this particular form for quite some time, but have never seen one for sale.
There are some available now, see on Collector's Secret : https://www.collector-secret.com/insect ... fly/agrias
Topic: Agrias butterflies | Author: wollastoni | Replies: 62 | Views: 1717
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Re: Agrias butterflies

by wollastoni » Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:57 am

hewi wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:17 am it is the typical Agrias sahlkei sahlkei of French Guiana and the Obidos region in Brazil.

A. sahlkei sahlkei Guyane franc. - Kopie.JPG
This specimen must be the most perfect Agrias sahlkei I have ever seen. Congrats Manfred !
BTW I have a lot of Agrias sahlkei from Obidos and they do look different than the one from FG. I have a serie of them with blue FW (represented also in Floquet's books), does this blue form exist in FG ?
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Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

by Cassidinae » Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:46 pm

In Saudi Arabia, they don't pay attention with catching and exporting insects. As in most Muslim countries, insects are considered something worthy of attention :)
Topic: Panama - field trips 2022 | Author: Luehdorf | Replies: 11 | Views: 464
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Re: Panama - field trips 2022

by Cassidinae » Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:46 pm

Luehdorf - as fat as moths, can you post a photo of the canvas and lighting you are catching at night? It is also very important to catch in the new moon. But you probably know that.
Topic: Anaea andria | Author: livingplanet3 | Replies: 4 | Views: 125
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Anaea andria

by livingplanet3 » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:49 pm

Following about a week of dark, cold, wet weather, today it is now sunny and above 60 F in North TX, and I saw the largest, most perfect male of the winter form of Anaea andria. I was able to photograph (as well as capture) it -

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Also - the elm trees here have all turned bright yellow, which is not something that I see every year, and seems to be very dependent on having just the right kind of early fall weather -

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Topic: Agrias butterflies | Author: wollastoni | Replies: 62 | Views: 1717
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Re: Agrias butterflies

by wollastoni » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:24 pm

Yes, it is.
See Manfred’s monography
Topic: Buprestis rufipes | Author: 58chevy | Replies: 4 | Views: 80
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Re: Buprestis rufipes

by livingplanet3 » Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:10 pm

58chevy wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:28 pm This is one of my favorite N. American buprestids. They are widespread in range and not considered rare, but are seldom encountered. I don't know of anybody who knows a reliable method of capturing them. If you are aware of a good method, please respond here. They range in size from about 20mm to 35 mm...
Very nice! I saw a mass emergence of this species from a standing dead cottonwood tree in 1985. Since then, I have only come across it incidentally. Certainly, one of the most impressive buprestids found in the US.
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Buprestis rufipes

by 58chevy » Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:28 pm

This is one of my favorite N. American buprestids. They are widespread in range and not considered rare, but are seldom encountered. I don't know of anybody who knows a reliable method of capturing them. If you are aware of a good method, please respond here. They range in size from about 20mm to 35 mm.
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Re: Agrias butterflies

by livingplanet3 » Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:25 pm

hewi wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:17 am it is the typical Agrias sahlkei sahlkei of French Guiana and the Obidos region in Brazil...
That's a truly outstanding specimen! Many thanks for clarifying the name. So, is sahlkei now considered to be a separate species from claudina?
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Re: Agrias butterflies

by jhyatt » Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:54 pm

livingplanet3 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:31 am Does anyone here have the following form of claudina? -
I'm not certain of what this form is currently called, but Smart (1984) lists it as claudina Godt. f. sahlkei Hon. (Guy.).

I've been looking for a specimen of this particular form for quite some time, but have never seen one for sale.
I have one of that form. Ex coll. LeMoult with original label, Fr. Guiana data, no date. I think I got it from Paul Smart, way back in the day... Not nearly so nice and fresh is your illustrated specimen; but mine has probably the most expert repairs to the fw apices I've ever seen on a butterfly.

Cheers,
jh