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by daveuk
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:26 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: largest moth wingspan question

A very nice comparison photo of the two dave. 👏🎉 I was very fortunate to land a pair of C. hercules back in the early 1990s. Since that time I have never again seen the species offered here. The female that I have (spread like yours) has a wing expanse of 216 mm. That is a far shy (short) of the 29...
by daveuk
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Very nice Dave ! 🎉👍 The larger of the two is very impressive. I've not yet been able to land a good example. Over here, if people have them they may only have 1or 2 so, they generally won't part with them. I'm bound to get a good one but, I'm certain I'll have to pay substantially more now that the...
by daveuk
Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Here are my only two specimens of T agrippina
Both males (I presume) from Brazil 1985.
Shame about the broken antennae. They were in this condition when I got them.
by daveuk
Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: largest moth wingspan question

Here are my largest C hercules & T agrippina together for comparison. Both specimens from the mid 1980s
PNG & Brazil respectively.
by daveuk
Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euthalia anosia
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Euthalia anosia

Euthalia anosa balina
A female & two males from Bali Indonesia
by daveuk
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:56 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Brahmaea
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Brahmaea

Don't have many moths in my collection but for this beautiful genus I make room.
A couple of unidentified specimens from Nepal.
Got them at an entomological show in 2011.
by daveuk
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:18 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio krishna
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Papilio krishna

Two things which strike me here. The first is sadly how mounted specimens never quite fully retain the incredible beauty & vibrance of living butterflies. This lovely photograph is testament to that The second in how unobtainable this species was to collectors in general & certainly for myse...
by daveuk
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:09 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Movie magic !
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Movie magic !

Check out a British 60s horror film "The Blood Beast Terror"
It has a preposterous lepidoptera related plot & Peter Cushing. An enjoyable romp !!

by daveuk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

Thanks for that Adam. Always good to have someone "in situ" to clarify the data.
by daveuk
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

Top picture from left to right: S howqua formosama pair (Taiwan) S howqua suffusa pair (Sichuan, China) Male S neumogeni(China) & male S sparta evansii(Burma) Middle picture S cambodia. All specimens from Kanchanaburi Thailand Bottom picture Top row S louisa louisa Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Bottom...
by daveuk
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:20 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

That's a very impressive series of Stichophthalma specimens, daveuk - many thanks for posting! I have only a single specimen of this genus in my collection, in storage and still papered, collected about 40 years ago. It's a Stichophthalma howqua (probably ssp. formosana). Thanks livingplanet. Have ...
by daveuk
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

I was in the locality that some of this batch were from back in 2008. Did not venture out at dusk & was only in Viet Nam for a short time so have still not seen a single Stichophthalma on the wing (did not know these species even existed back in 2008). Unsurprised hearing they do the on off disa...
by daveuk
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

Dave I'm loving the morphological variation! Keep them coming, this is an amazing thread. Here you go Chuck. More of my Vietnamese specimens with data. If my assumptions are right the last four are Stichophthalma devyatkini. As with all the other Vietnamese material it is pretty much guesswork thou...
by daveuk
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

Sticophthalma godfreyi pinratanai
Ranong,Thailand.
A pair & the underside of the female. The female of this subspecies is the largest Stichophthalma in my collection.
Data for the female is Ranong March 2001
by daveuk
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

Stichiphthalma godfreyi godfreyi
Kanchanburi, Thailand
Took these pictures in 2019.
Two females & a male. Same data for all
by daveuk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio polyxenes gynandromorph
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Papilio polyxenes gynandromorph

A great specimen. Glad you acquired it.
Better that a specimen like this be preserved for science I think.
by daveuk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:46 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Charaxes
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Charaxes

Lovely Chris. The top picture is actually two males. The top specimen is a male C mars dohertyi from Sulawesi & the bottom specimen is a male C mars madensis from Buru. The females of both subspecies have white banded forewings. The female C mars dohertyi also has an outer chestnut band on the f...
by daveuk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:10 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio pilumnus
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Papilio pilumnus

livingplanet3 wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:41 pm
Outstanding specimens! Is this a pair?
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Yes. Male top photo. Female bottom photo.
by daveuk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio pilumnus
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Papilio pilumnus

A lovely Swallowtail Chuck. Nice to see some Mexican specimens.I managed to get some specimens from Ken Thorne in Canada a few years back. Ex pupae from El Salvador. This species was available as livestock here in the U.K. a while back. Certainly as pupae & possibly as larvae. Can't remember pro...
by daveuk
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 712

Re: Stichophthalma

Trehopr1 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:11 pm Dave, could that VERY chocolate-brown looking specimen be a quite (melanic) aberration of something ?

Extraordinary find .... 🎉👏
Here is the other specimen I got from Chuck Ianni from the same locality. No date on this one either