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by bandrow
Sat Sep 17, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Gone With The Wind
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Gone With The Wind

Hi All, Wow - does this thread bring back memories! Back in the mid-70's, I would walk the neighborhood on summer nights, checking my neighbors' porch lights. Many would intentionally turn them on for me, and once I passed, turn them out. I would walk up on the porch, and if someone was in their liv...
by bandrow
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The silence....
Replies: 47
Views: 1200

Re: The silence....

Greetings All, I guess I felt a little guilty after reading all this, as I've become more of a "lurker" than contributor since the new forum launched. My main excuse is an insane workload that keeps me from getting to much of my "fun" bug endeavors - including getting into the fi...
by bandrow
Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Coleoptera
Topic: Ceratocanthus aeneus (pill scarab)
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Ceratocanthus aeneus (pill scarab)

Greetings, Yes - these are amazing, and a real challenge to prepare! They are often big enough to take a #1 pin, but getting it in without damaging something ain't easy. I've pointed all the specimens I've seen, but they're big enough that pointing them is also a challenge. I've only collected a cou...
by bandrow
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)

The cerambycids in images 3-4 could also possibly be a species of Mecosaspis - but as is Litopus - it is a large genus of similar, difficult to ID, species...

Cheers!
Bandrow
by bandrow
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)

I believe the last image is of a species of Cerambycidae in the genus Prosopocera, or close. It's a large genus with many similar species...

Cheers,
Bandrow