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by Paul K
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: largest moth wingspan question

I suppose your friend is correct.
T.agrippina is considered the largest Lepidoptera as per wingspan.
I have a specimen which only has 20cm but supposedly they are examples close to 30cm!
by Paul K
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:40 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Canada to US?
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Canada to US?

Note that if the origin of the specimens are Canada, you will probably also need Canadian export approvals. If the specimens have only transited Canada, ummm I don't know. If the specimens are CITES you'll need a CITES from origin and CITES from Canada. I don’t think there are regulations on export...
by Paul K
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:42 am
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Canada to US?
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Canada to US?

Does anyone know if you need to fill out that USFWS export form if driving over the border from CAN to US? As far as I remember Canada is not part of USA. Sometimes I would want to but if it comes to import insects US is a nightmare where I’m glad Canada is not participating in such madness ( at le...
by Paul K
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:35 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Brahmaea
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Brahmaea

Trehopr1 wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:16 am
Did you happen to pick up any of the nice day flying moths present there in Thailand and Laos ? If you did could you show us some of them ?
Yes, I collected some day flying moths in both countries.
I will post some photos when I get around to take them.
by Paul K
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:25 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Brahmaea
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Brahmaea

Indeed they are.

Brahmaea hearseyi
Here are two males: light form and more common darker form below
Both collected in Thailand, Phrae Province, Wang Chin at light.
by Paul K
Fri Jan 27, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 699

Re: Stichophthalma

I can’t be certain but as far as I can see Dave’s label it says Chanthaburi on it which would be correct at the first.
by Paul K
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:59 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Where can I go?
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Where can I go?

Cayenne, French Guiana, would be great if you could get there from the US. But you either have to island hop through the Caribbean, or fly to France. Not cheap..., or timely. Amazingly, you can get to Georgetown, Guyana on direct flights from Miami, but permits rear their ugly head. John In 2004 th...
by Paul K
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:14 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio polyxenes gynandromorph
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Papilio polyxenes gynandromorph

I think it’s mosaic gynandromorph
Looks like female with half of hindwing of a male
by Paul K
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:14 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 699

Re: Stichophthalma

It does have a locality but sadly no date. In cases like this, I add another label "captured prior to [date I received it]" That way, at least it can be determined in the future as an "old capture" which may come into play for research such as population studies v. time. I'm not...
by Paul K
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:05 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 699

Re: Stichophthalma

I've never paid much attention to this genus, but the discussions and new taxa you guys have been presenting lately is quite interesting. Thanks. Me too! For some reason I've always thought of Stichopthalma as being SE Asia's answer to the neotropical genus Morpho . I'd love to know if their behavi...
by Paul K
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Unknown Laos Nymphalid (large)
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Unknown Laos Nymphalid (large)

I only came across it twice in Chiang Mai and once was able to net it, unfortunately it is not A1 but if you add two good quoters together then you get the idea. Paul is lucky. I have lived here for 40 years and never seen it in nature despite going to the right place on Doi Suthep (the mountain I ...
by Paul K
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:23 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Unknown Laos Nymphalid (large)
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Unknown Laos Nymphalid (large)

I agree with Adam.
I wouldn’t say it is rare but definitely uncommon.
I only came across it twice in Chiang Mai and once was able to net it, unfortunately it is not A1 but if you add two good quoters together then you get the idea.
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by Paul K
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:07 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Eurytides callias
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Eurytides callias

Very nice species. For tropical Papilionidae especially species in tribe Leptocircini one has to collect them when mud puddling, the net should be gently placed over and dropped on the ground to unable any butterfly in move too much before pinch or injection. They are very fast flyers and net these ...
by Paul K
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:59 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Distance caterpillars travel to pupate?
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Distance caterpillars travel to pupate?

I agree, it won’t be exact distance for all specimens within a group but one species will travel more or less than another.
by Paul K
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:45 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Distance caterpillars travel to pupate?
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Distance caterpillars travel to pupate?

It is then kind of set as if it did travel the distance and it is disturb it won’t travel again, as you mentioned it runs out of the time on the clock.
by Paul K
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Distance caterpillars travel to pupate?
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Distance caterpillars travel to pupate?

They are preprogrammed for crawling a certain distance. The good example is a round jar or container for Sphingidae larvae or any other species which pupate underground. The caterpillar will pass the ideal spot to bury multiple times and finally bury it self at the same location. They don’t really r...
by Paul K
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Butterfly Identification Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Butterfly Identification Peru

I totally agree with Chuck.
You have more than enough free space on your label so why not include coordinates in standard format so it will be useful in the future for who ever will end up with your specimen.
by Paul K
Wed Jan 04, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Butterfly Identification Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Butterfly Identification Peru

What is the meaning of -130/-715 on your labels.
by Paul K
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Sesiid lures
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Sesiid lures

I would love to try that too.
Please if any one know where and what to order.
by Paul K
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 85
Views: 3119

Re: Agrias butterflies

I’m confused here, how the new subspecies can be named with invalid genus?