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by daveuk
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Sephisa chandra
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Sephisa chandra

Three female Sephisa chandra androdamas I bought a few years ago from a breeder in Taiwan. This subspeciesis is endemic to Taiwan
by daveuk
Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: French Auctions : Dijon, 14th October 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: French Auctions : Dijon, 14th October 2022

Lot no 166 looks pretty good !!
by daveuk
Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

They're still going strong but relocated to another part of England when Robin Ford decided to take a back seat and his daughter took over the company. I'm not sure that they still have premises open to the public as I believe that they're purely mail order now. I would guess that they still have a...
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 4
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: More Catalogues 4

I have an earlier catalogue from that company, but it only lists the species that were available. No pictures. The owner of the company, Terry Thomas, was busted for importing illegal species. The company was sold to the Lewallen brothers (Rod & Greg), who later sold it to Bioquip. May have som...
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: More Catalogues

I wonder if the Queen or other members of the royal family were interested in butterflies. I saw a documentary where one of the Queen's clergy was interviewed and he mentioned her interest in butterflies. I also believe the Duke of Edinburgh also took an interest in entomology in general. The silk ...
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 4
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: More Catalogues 4

This is the only U.S.A. catalogue I have
A 2005 one from Insects International
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Genus: Colias

Well if that doesn't put all us Colias collectors on this forum into the shade then I don't know what will!!.
How about showing us your three favourite drawers?
Thanks.
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

This is a Watkins & Doncaster catalogue from a few years ago. The firm is a sort of British version of Bioquip. Naphthalene was still available to buy here in the U.K. in this catalogue That is no longer the case.
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Misc Catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Misc Catalogues

More pages
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Misc Catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Misc Catalogues

The millennium WorldWide Butterfly Catalogue from the year 2000. As the years went by the black & white pictures were replaced with colour. And the prices got more expensive..
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: More Catalogues

That's incredible. Dating back to the 50s !!
Worldwide Butterflies here in the U.K. was founded in 1960.
Here is the oldest catalogue I have from 1977.
by daveuk
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Old Insect Catalogues
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Old Insect Catalogues

Lovely idea for a thread. Amazed at the age of some of your catalogues. Here is another page from the Worldwide Butterflies catalogue from Feb 1994. I highlighted the specimens I bought from this page. Have also included a picture of the specimens themselves. Although the P montrouzieri was listed f...
by daveuk
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Signing out
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Signing out

Hope you have a change of heart when you have salvaged what you can Dunc. Really very sorry to hear this.
by daveuk
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Genus: Colias

Here's my box Colias from several countries. Always loved this family.
by daveuk
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Genus: Epitola
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Genus: Epitola

Lovely collection yet again. Glad you found some good contacts for these.
by daveuk
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 22
Views: 252

Re: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele

Incredible story, photos & YouTube footage . Thank You for sharing.
by daveuk
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Self caught specimens
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Self caught specimens

Picture of a self caught male Papilio ulysses joesa fromJune 28th 2016 at the edge of rainforest on the outskirts of Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. Pleased I netted this without damaging the tails. This male was lured down from the treetops with the wing of another male specimen pinned to foliage o...
by daveuk
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 503

Re: Genus: Colias

Awesome C. behrii Dave ! 😍 That's my favorite Western (Colias) species of all. You are very fortunate to have collected it outside of that National Park and to have seen one of the greatest natural wonders this country has to offer. Makes me "green" with envy as I have neither seen Yosemi...
by daveuk
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Genus: Epitola
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Genus: Epitola

I have a single specimen of Epitola from Kenya which I got from a British dealer friend back in the 1980s. I have managed to get Lycaenidae from other parts of the world. Both self collected & purchased. Africa mostly eludes me as far as Lycaenidae are concerned.