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by lamprima2
Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:32 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Western tiger
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Western tiger

Answering the post by Trehopr1:
Papilio rutulus on Buddleja sp.
San Diego, CA
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by lamprima2
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: A beetle from Borneo
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: A beetle from Borneo

benihikage92 and livingplanet3,
Thank you both for your replies!
by lamprima2
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: A beetle from Borneo
Replies: 3
Views: 209

A beetle from Borneo

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by lamprima2
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Papilionid ID, Borneo
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Papilionid ID, Borneo

Thanks a lot!
by lamprima2
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Papilionid ID, Borneo
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Papilionid ID, Borneo

Please identify this swallowtail
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by lamprima2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Please identify this wasp from Borneo
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Please identify this wasp from Borneo

Thanks, Paul K
by lamprima2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Please identify this wasp from Borneo
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Please identify this wasp from Borneo

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by lamprima2
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cheirotonus
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Cheirotonus

Well, these photos aren't actually the specimens owned by livingplanet3, they are photos from internet sites; but I am sure livingplanet3's collection must be impressive too. I should mention that Cheirotonus species are protected in Thailand. Adam. Ops! I thought that the watermarks were inserted ...
by lamprima2
Mon Nov 07, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cheirotonus
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Cheirotonus

Amazing collection!
by lamprima2
Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Cheirotonus
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Cheirotonus

Cheirotonus parryi, ~62 mm, was purchased from Rod Lewallen at LA Insect Show 20 years ago.
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by lamprima2
Fri Nov 04, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update II
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Update II

58chevy,
All I have acquired through the Internet: at online stores and eBay.
I'll send you a PM.
by lamprima2
Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:00 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update II
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Update II

Trehopr1, The nickname "lamprima" came up just by chance. I do like this genus, however, all specimens I have are just "mainstream" green L. adolphinae. Sorry to disappoint you, but I'll try to select something else to share. I have a small collection of antique insect prints if ...
by lamprima2
Thu Nov 03, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update II
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Update II

This is another example of the English style of Catocala (presumably, fraxini) presentation:
a print from "The Naturalists Miscellany" by Shaw & Nodder, published in 1795.
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by lamprima2
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)

This Summer I raised a few larvae of P. zelicaon, found in my backyard (S.California), they pupated in July.
It looks like they are going to overwinter. This has never happened before, they used to ecose
in 2-3 weeks after pupation. Should I blame climate change, according to the modern trend?
by lamprima2
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update II
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Update II

I've found that legs of lepidoptera usually get in the way, I'll agree the forelegs exposed are a nice touch, but nearly all my leps have the legs tucked underneath, depending on the species it can be a real challenge. I tend to spread the front legs in Sphingidae and Saturniidae specimens (I never...
by lamprima2
Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:03 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update II
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Re: Update II

Trehopr1 wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:26 am A splendid example and the forelegs being pulled out in front is a nice touch.
Thanks, Trehopr1. Next time I'll try to spread the hind legs as well.
Your specimens are fantastic!
by lamprima2
Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Update II
Replies: 17
Views: 412

Update II

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by lamprima2
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Mantis identification
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Mantis identification

Chuck and kevinkk,
This is almost certainly an Arizona mantis - Stagmomantis limbata:
there are dark marks on tegmina, while dark stripes on the dorsal side
of the abdomen (characteristic of S.californica) are absent.
Thank you both as always!
by lamprima2
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Mantis identification
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Mantis identification

Found this female in my backyard (Encinitas, California).
We are supposed to have a few local species, M.religiosa, and a Chinese mantis.
Can anyone tell the species?
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by lamprima2
Sat Oct 22, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Well, this is not an insect
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Well, this is not an insect

Found this guy in my backyard. It is about 25 mm long. I guess
this is a California common scorpion (Paruroctonus silvestrii).
Please confirm, or correct me - I know nothing about scorpions.
The location is Encinitas, California.
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