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by Eleodes
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Augosoma centaurus (Ghana)
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Augosoma centaurus (Ghana)

It's worth mentioning that while this species resembles the genus Dynastes in form, it actually belongs in the genus Augosoma along with one other species (A. hippocrates). There seems to be no record of either species being formally known as a Dynastes species.
by Eleodes
Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Adiós, jalapeño!
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Adiós, jalapeño!

Interestingly, I've actually noticed there seem to usually be more Manduca sexta/quinquemaculatus caterpillars on jalapeno and other hot peppers than on bell peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Possibly due to less vertebrate predation?
by Eleodes
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Giant female scale insect
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Giant female scale insect

It looks like a Tabanid fly egg cluster to me
by Eleodes
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Odonata
Topic: Dragonfly?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Dragonfly?

Dragonflies can be tricky, especially from this angle. But try Pachydiplax longipennis
by Eleodes
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

It's actually a Long-horned Caddisfly (family Leptoceridae). A cool group, and not uncommon in the right habitat in my experience.
by Eleodes
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Insect Orders & Other Invertebrates
Topic: transporting a waterscorpion
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: transporting a waterscorpion

Btw, they are super easy to feed once you get them home, they'll eat pretty much anything that resembles an insect, plus small fish, small tadpoles, and snails. But, interestingly, they they typically don't bother conspecifics, at least if fed regularly. They're also super easy to breed.
by Eleodes
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Unknown bugs in the currant bushes
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Unknown bugs in the currant bushes

Probably Calomycterus setarius, an introduced, parthenogenetic species.
by Eleodes
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Ceroglossus
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Ceroglossus

An incredible, brightly colored genus of South American Carabidae, found in Argentina and Chile. I currently only have three specimens in my collection but will for sure be acquiring more. This one was sold to me as C. buqueti chiloensis , but I actually think an unusually green C. chilensis glorios...
by Eleodes
Fri May 27, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Ochodaeidae
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Ochodaeidae

All of the specimens I've collected were at UV and/or MV lights. They spend the majority of their time underground.
by Eleodes
Fri May 27, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Your best live insect picture !
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Your best live insect picture !

Probably not my best, but definitely one of my favorites
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by Eleodes
Fri May 27, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Ochodaeidae
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Ochodaeidae

Ochodaeidae is a rather small and secretive family containing only around 80 known spp. in 12 genura worldwide, within the superfamily Scarabaeoidea. in my years of collecting, I've only come across a handful of specimens from three species. Parochodaeus pectoralis : P. pectoralis Hamilton Co. KS 26...
by Eleodes
Wed May 25, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Prionocalus cacicus
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Prionocalus cacicus

Psalidognathus is another one that's high on my want list (along with some of the other South American prionids), but so far, they are proving difficult to obtain (without importing)
by Eleodes
Wed May 25, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Prionocalus cacicus
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Prionocalus cacicus

A male specimen I recently acquired.
South America (Probably Peru)
58mm
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