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by eurytides
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: Black Witch Moths
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Black Witch Moths

Which island were you on?
by eurytides
Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Lep Foraging
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Lep Foraging

A few years ago I visited San Francisco in December. Found some wild fennel and within a few minutes, I located an L5 zelicaon larva.
by eurytides
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Lep Foraging
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Lep Foraging

Sorry, I meant to say wild fennel, not dill.
by eurytides
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Lep Foraging
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Lep Foraging

Pupae are well hidden and pure luck if you find them. Larvae are best found on their host plants. For example, P. zelicaon can be found on dill which grows wild in many places in California.
by eurytides
Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?

I agree. Shipping ova and pupae across the border these days is next to impossible.
by eurytides
Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Nymphalis milberti milberti
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Nymphalis milberti milberti

I am surprised you had such a high mortality rate. I have raised Vanessa atalanta before and they are not gregarious. You find single eggs on the leaves.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Limenitis arthemis arthemis

I have seen pictures of hybrids. They happen but are rare.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Limenitis arthemis arthemis

Yes, quaking aspen. You can see it in one of the rearing pictures lol.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Limenitis arthemis arthemis

I would have to check my records for food plant, but I am pretty sure I used quaking aspen. It’s not a hybrid. The eggs are from Sault Ste. Marie. Nothing but L. arthemis arthemis there.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Limenitis arthemis arthemis

I have never seen a hybrid either. I also found that specimens I raised were larger and had more blue sheen compared to ones I’ve seen in the wild, especially the females.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Rubbish "science" is misleading
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Rubbish "science" is misleading

Thanks for that explanation John. I was not aware of these nuances. Thanks for educating me.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?

Yeah you have to be careful if paying money for specimens on Facebook. I am not sure many scammers will trade for common species.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?

I would add that Facebook also has a bunch of groups where you can make contacts.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Rubbish "science" is misleading
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Rubbish "science" is misleading

Agree. One stray in an area with some arbitrary human made border and it’s critically endangered. If it’s not seen in 50 years, it’s extirpated.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Libytheana carinenta bachmanii
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Libytheana carinenta bachmanii

Here are pictures of the larva and pupa. The pupa was around 15 mm.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis archippus archippus
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Limenitis archippus archippus

Thank you. I actually have dozens of photos per species documenting everything. It’s just too much of a pain to format and upload more than a few at a time. I just posted L. arthemis.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis archippus archippus
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Limenitis archippus archippus

I raised a small series, as per usual. Male on top, female on the bottom.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis archippus archippus
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Limenitis archippus archippus

I have raised this species twice. Both times, larvae were found on willow. The larvae and pupae are almost indistinguishable from L. arthemis. This species is not rare, but not often seen in large numbers either. The first time I saw the larvae of this species was on a lone small sickly looking will...
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Limenitis arthemis arthemis

Eclosion.
by eurytides
Tue Nov 15, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Limenitis arthemis arthemis

Nothing rare or exotic, but attractive nonetheless. The first time I raised this species was when visiting my in-laws. I noticed a female flying near a mountain ash tree (Sorbus sp) in their yard. I was not aware this was used as a host plant. I decided to check the tree anyway and easily located ov...