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by Paul K
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Travel in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Travel in Saudi Arabia

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.
by Paul K
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method
Replies: 18
Views: 539

Re: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method

I don’t know how big is your cup but even if you just pour 50ml that would be $1 per litre of vodka.
That is very cheap vodka?!
by Paul K
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1630

Re: Agrias butterflies

I think rotten banana serves as a food source and urine rotten shrimp/fish is of course source of minerals which males need to reproduce. But for some reason the effectiveness of the last are very a lot by the region it could be as you mention also the soil components as minerals are available else ...
by Paul K
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Please identify this wasp from Borneo
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Please identify this wasp from Borneo

I suppose it is Vespa tropica.
It is very common species in Thailand and Laos, they frequently visit bait traps.
by Paul K
Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1630

Re: Agrias butterflies

I only have one specimen of agrias butterflies which I personally collected out of my bait trap in French Guiana.

It is Prepona narcissus narcissus male
by Paul K
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Limenitis arthemis arthemis

Toronto area is basically the line where two subspecies are meeting and I never saw a hybrid between these two.
Perhaps if that occurs must be very rare or it simply isn’t happening.
by Paul K
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: What is this insect?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: What is this insect?

It is Psocid (booklice)
by Paul K
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1630

Re: Agrias butterflies

As I have been impressed by the rare Agrias forms recently shown on the forum by Manfred, I have decided to create a topic dedicated to Agrias . Agrias is one of the most breathtaking butterfly genus and a very interesting genus to study due to the complexity of its local forms, natural hybridizati...
by Paul K
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Colobura dirce
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Colobura dirce

I have collected one specimen of C.dirce dirce in French Guiana and indeed this and other many species which are not interesting to collectors are only available when you go out to research yourself .
by Paul K
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Nymphalis milberti milberti
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Nymphalis milberti milberti

This is a very nice species and reminds me my youth times back in Poland where A.urticae was very common. I only saw one butterfly of this species near Kitchener, Ontario in 2015 and collected one 100km north of Perry Sound in 2021. Also I collected two specimens in Kananaskis (Rocky mountains) in A...
by Paul K
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Cercyonis pegala
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Cercyonis pegala

I collected in Canada 3 subspecies of C.pegala but none of them have yellow/orange area on the forewings. They are all simply brown with sometime females a little lighter in the area where eye spots are. C.pegala nephele is common in southern Ontario C.pegala ariane inhabits Rocky Mountains in Alber...
by Paul K
Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cyrestis thyodamas
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Cyrestis thyodamas

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Cyrestis nivea tonkiniana
collected in eastern Laos.
by Paul K
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cyrestis thyodamas
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Cyrestis thyodamas

The only one butterflies that resting with fully spread at 90° angle wings as far as I recall it.
by Paul K
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Bug found changing sheets IN, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Bug found changing sheets IN, USA

Relax! It is carpet beetle
by Paul K
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Sonoran Blue - Rearing
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Sonoran Blue - Rearing

Perhaps this video (I haven't watched it) was made by the previous owner of Insectnet, who lives in California. Insectnet itself does not actively make videos, and the current owner lives in Europe. I am sure that Claude will see this thread and reply. Adam. Indeed the man behind camera is Clark Th...
by Paul K
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Is it possible for a green colored chrysalis of Papilio polyxenes to diapause?
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Is it possible for a green colored chrysalis of Papilio polyxenes to diapause?

Pupal color will not correlate with diapause with this species. Hold a strong light, like from a phone camera, to the head of the pupa and transilluminate. If you don’t see dark areas where the eyes are going to form after 15 days, it’s going to diapause. I'm not sure which end the eyes are, but th...
by Paul K
Tue Oct 04, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 30
Views: 1107

Re: Presentation

Greetings. I'm from Ontario Canada and I like to raise several Monarchs and Swallowtail every summer. It's interesting to observe and photograph them changing through their life stages. Keep in mind that Danaus plexippus and all Papilio species are protected in Ontario. So even if you don’t keep th...
by Paul K
Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Juvisy Paris fair : good to be back !
Replies: 31
Views: 545

Re: Juvisy Paris fair : good to be back !

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by Paul K
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The silence....
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: The silence....

No matter how I try to resize a photo with my iphone, the actual size of the file remained the same. So I now email myself the photo and then it gives you the option of sending a small, medium, or large version of the file. I then save the image from my email and upload that. On the screen of my ph...
by Paul K
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The silence....
Replies: 47
Views: 1214

Re: The silence....

eurytides wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:07 pm However, I think I recently discovered a workaround.



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