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by alandmor
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method
Replies: 24
Views: 848

Re: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method

For beetles, I use a 50:50 solution of household ammonia and water. I moisten a few layers of paper towels in a petri dish, place the specimens on top and cover with the lid. Label data goes on top of the lid. Most specimens are relaxed within 24 hours and I have not had problems with discoloration,...
by alandmor
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Identify?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Identify?

It's a millipede of some kind and I wouldn't be overly concerned. This is from one of the links below: "Millipedes are harmless; they do not feed upon building structures or furnishings and they cannot bite or sting. However, millipedes can be annoying as accidental invaders in houses and other...
by alandmor
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Insect Art
Topic: Insect artwork (commercial)
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Insect artwork (commercial)

Sean Goddard is a Canadian artist, specializing in metal and glass sculptures of insects. His artwork, primarily of beetles, are very colorful, stylized renditions from a variety of families as well as a few other insect orders (link below). I have a couple of his pieces mounted on a wall above the ...
by alandmor
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: A few (Goliath) beetles in a sea of Leps!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: A few (Goliath) beetles in a sea of Leps!!!

Panacanthus wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:05 am
alandmor wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:20 pm Very nice specimens. I think Goliathus regius is the most spectacular Goliath species. Would love to see a picture of the whole display!
Here is my only G. regius. Not a "giant" specimen at 95mm, but it is very clean.

GR IN.jpg
That's a beauty for sure. Thanks for posting.
by alandmor
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Neuroptera w/ very long antennae?

My guess is a stonefly (Plecoptera) adult, family Leuctridae.

https://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search ... rch=Search
by alandmor
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae

I recently completed a photo documentation project of my collection of Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae (fruit and flower chafers) worldwide. The pictures aren't great quality but the collection currently comprises over 1,150 taxa and 8,250 specimens in 48 Cornell drawers. If anyone is intereste...
by alandmor
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: A few (Goliath) beetles in a sea of Leps!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: A few (Goliath) beetles in a sea of Leps!!!

Very nice specimens. I think Goliathus regius is the most spectacular Goliath species. Would love to see a picture of the whole display!
by alandmor
Wed Jul 13, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Coleoptera
Topic: 93 new species of "monkey beetles"
Replies: 1
Views: 162

93 new species of "monkey beetles"

A new monograph on the genus Amblymelanoplia in South Africa (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Hopliini) with descriptions of an incredible 93 new species. Members of this tribe are commonly known as "monkey beetles". It's amazing how much there still is to learn out there! https:/...
by alandmor
Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Three new "pygmy" hawk moths
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Three new "pygmy" hawk moths

Image and link below to an interesting article on the discovery of three new, cryptic, "pygmy" hawk moth species from the Bahamas: https://phys.org/news/2022-07-hawk-moth-species-smallest.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter&fbclid=IwAR17Tj0BFMB...
by alandmor
Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: The Porch Light
Topic: Today's head-banger: the official NYS butterfly
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Today's head-banger: the official NYS butterfly

The Butterfly Identification website has a similar graphic for each state and the error(s) are repeated multiple times. It may be helpful if someone with expertise brings this to their attention!

https://www.butterflyidentification.com ... lies-in-us
by alandmor
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Paper for insect labels
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Paper for insect labels

See below for a thread about label paper and printing labels from another entomology forum. I have used the 200g glossy HP brochure paper and found it to be excellent. I like the glossy finish, the lettering is very crisp and it cuts and holds a pin well. Apparently it has the approval of the Smiths...
by alandmor
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Coleoptera
Topic: More USA Phanaeus
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: More USA Phanaeus

Odd specimen labels. Are they a code to the actual collecting data?
by alandmor
Fri May 27, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Insect Art
Topic: Daphnis nerii
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Daphnis nerii

Beautiful work!
by alandmor
Wed May 25, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical Questions or Issues
Topic: How to see "new threads" only ?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: How to see "new threads" only ?

Thank you, I was wondering the same thing.
by alandmor
Tue May 24, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical Questions or Issues
Topic: Where to find a saved draft of post?
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Where to find a saved draft of post?

I recently saved a draft post to submit later, but can't seem to find it again. I didn't see anything in the FAQs about draft posts. Where are draft posts saved and how would I access it? Any help appreciated. Thx in advance.