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by livingplanet3
Mon Feb 06, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Other People's Things....
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Other People's Things....

Very nice drawers indeed, Trehopr1! On the subject of drawers: When I do finally get around to pinning / organizing my collection, I'd originally planned to use 16 X 20" shadow boxes to display my specimens on the wall. However, it now appears likely that in the not too distant future, I will b...
by livingplanet3
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:50 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Canada to US?
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Canada to US?

P. indra kaibabensis is protected within the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, along with all of the other species of Lepidoptera within the park. I believe that outside of the park it is not protected. That's my understanding of the situation as well. I seem to recall reading a news story ...
by livingplanet3
Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Canada to US?
Replies: 15
Views: 626

Re: Canada to US?

thejsonboss wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:03 pm
Paul K wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:40 pm All Papilionidae in Ontario are protected
This is good to know. I see the states moving this way in the not so distant future.
Isn't Papilio aristodemus the only papilionid species currently protected in the US?
by livingplanet3
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:00 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: largest moth wingspan question

According to G. Beccaloni (2010), T. agrippina reaches a wingspan of 308 mm (record specimen in a private collection, Ontario), and C. hercules a wingspan of 290.2 (record specimen in the Queensland Museum, Brisbane). C. hercules has the largest wing area of any lepidopteran however, at 288 cm² (est...
by livingplanet3
Tue Jan 31, 2023 7:19 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio maackii
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Papilio maackii

A beautiful photo of a live P. maackii -

Image

Also, see this amazing, captive-reared example of maackii posted by mokky last June -

viewtopic.php?p=1156#p1156
by livingplanet3
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:39 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio maackii
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Papilio maackii

Indeed, quite spectacular!
by livingplanet3
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:05 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio krishna
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Papilio krishna

Thanks for posting photos of your specimens - very nice! Indeed, until just a few years ago, I had never even heard of this species. It's become rather widely available now, but still goes for a somewhat high price in comparison to many other Achillides swallowtails. I have one male charlesi, and on...
by livingplanet3
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:55 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio krishna
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Papilio krishna

A great photo of one of my favorite species of the subgenus Achillides, Papilio krishna - http://www.flutters.org/home/photogallery/plog-content/images/butterflies-brnbspnbspnbsp-papilionidae--swallowtails-br/subfamily-papilioninae--the-swallowtails--brnbspnbspnbsp-genus-papilio--peacoks-/krishna_pe...
by livingplanet3
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Diptera
Topic: Pegesimallus teratodes amazing diptera from Kenya
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: diptera from Kenya amazing id. please

Diptera, Brachycera from Kenya Kitui region (dry zone) Does anyone knows what it is ? thanks, Thierry A robber fly (family Asilidae) of the genus Pegesimallus; possibly Pegesimallus teratodes - https://www.google.com/search?q=Pegesimallus+teratodes&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS903US903&oq=Pegesimallus+t...
by livingplanet3
Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:17 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 714

Re: Stichophthalma

Top picture from left to right: S howqua formosama pair (Taiwan) S howqua suffusa pair (Sichuan, China) Male S neumogeni(China) & male S sparta evansii(Burma) Middle picture S cambodia. All specimens from Kanchanaburi Thailand Bottom picture Top row S louisa louisa Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Botto...
by livingplanet3
Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Stichophthalma
Replies: 40
Views: 714

Re: Stichophthalma

That's a very impressive series of Stichophthalma specimens, daveuk - many thanks for posting! I have only a single specimen of this genus in my collection, in storage and still papered, collected about 40 years ago. It's a Stichophthalma howqua (probably ssp. formosana).
by livingplanet3
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:18 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Copaxa mannana
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Copaxa mannana

58chevy wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:54 am I've heard rumors that this species strays into Texas. Can anybody confirm?
According to the following, it has been recorded from TX -

http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.e ... ges=7758.5
by livingplanet3
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Charaxes
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Charaxes

chrisw wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:29 pm A little while back I came across some Charaxes species that I couldn't pass up. I finally got around to photographing them...
One of my favorite genera. You're fortunate to have fournierae and lydiae, and quite nice examples, at that.
by livingplanet3
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Papilio pilumnus
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Papilio pilumnus

daveuk wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 5:14 pm ...I managed to get some specimens from Ken Thorne in Canada a few years back. Ex pupae from El Salvador...
Outstanding specimens! Is this a pair?
by livingplanet3
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

While we're on the topic of tiger swallowtails, it's worth mentioning another spectacular member of the glaucus species group, P. pilumnus, which is only a quite rare stray into the US This is a misconception based on the striped wing pattern. Papilio pilumnus belongs to the Pterourus group, with P...
by livingplanet3
Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:00 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

While we're on the topic of tiger swallowtails, it's worth mentioning another spectacular member of the glaucus species group, P. pilumnus, which is only a quite rare stray into the US - https://albertvickdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/three-tailed-swallowtail.jpg https://albertvick.com/2012/05/...
by livingplanet3
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

I first saw rutulus on a trip to southern CA in the late 1980s, and at the time, didn't realize that it was a separate species from glaucus. As for multicaudata, I have yet to see that species in the wild, though I do have a fine captive-reared pair (ssp. pusillus) from OR. For reference, here is P....
by livingplanet3
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: P. polyxenes asterius & P. zelicaon (selection) + hybrids
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: P. polyxenes asterius & P. zelicaon (selection) + hybrids

Papilio polyxenes was probably the first butterfly that I ever raised. Back in the early 1980s, my grandmother used to plant a lot of dill (Anethum graveolens) for use in canning pickles, and every year, polyxenes caterpillars would show up on it, without fail. I was far more interested in rearing t...
by livingplanet3
Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:35 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Can someone help me identify if these are Lice or Bedbugs?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Can someone help me identify if these are Lice or Bedbugs?

A local in Belize told he he was on a fishing trip and discovered he had crab lice, he poured motor oil all over his privates. He said it worked. It was probably not the toxicity of the motor oil that was effective, but the fact that it simply suffocated the lice. You could probably get the same re...
by livingplanet3
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Can someone help me identify if these are Lice or Bedbugs?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Can someone help me identify if these are Lice or Bedbugs?

For the past two days small red spots appeared on my body and they began itching. I hope someone can tell me if these are actually bed bugs (which would be a nightmare) or lice. Thanks in Advance for any help!... The insect in your photo is a crab louse (Pthirus pubis) - https://www.cdc.gov/parasit...