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by mokky
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Rare Delias butterflies
Replies: 35
Views: 940

Re: Rare Delias butterflies

Thank you for sharing many rare and beautiful Delias species. Several species found in Solomon Islands are quite attractive. But it is hard to get the chance to access their habitat. One of my senior colleagues is a lucky person to visit Bismark Islands. He collected messalina , shunichii , salvini ...
by mokky
Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Rare Delias butterflies
Replies: 35
Views: 940

Re: Rare Delias butterflies

OK, Adam, I understand the situation. Thank you for your information. I would like to check remaining boxes which Ting had made during his numerous adventures in the near future. Thank you Adam for your link. Ting was truly a great butterfly/insect collector! His materials include numerous new and i...
by mokky
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Rare Delias butterflies
Replies: 35
Views: 940

Re: Rare Delias butterflies

Thank you Adam for your link. Ting was truly a great butterfly/insect collector! His materials include numerous new and interesting species. I noticed some of the family (Papilionidae) or group (for example Zephyrus Hairstreaks of Lycaenidae) are missing in the webpage. If it is possible, I would li...
by mokky
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Long-tailed lycaenid (North India)
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Long-tailed lycaenid (North India)

Dear Trehopr1 Thank you for sharing an interesting specimen obtained as old as 1935! At that time, India was a part of British. This lycaenid is a male of Ticherra acte , Blue Imperial. This species is not common at lowland/montane forest in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos or China. I am int...
by mokky
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Indeed, mokky your hypothesis is correct ! My friend shares the same sentiments in that this species is at best a temporary resident here in the state likely blown in via big storms. Several of our "plains" states experience springtime tornado activity which is thought to carry things alo...
by mokky
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Books, Publications and Media Reviews
Topic: New paper - Graphium septentrionicolus
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: New paper - Graphium septentrionicolus

Thank you Adam for your new work. I am very much interested in Himalaya butterfly fauna. This new discovery is amazing. I always take it for granted that Graphium sarpedon is one stable species although it shows great individual/seasonal variations. It must be interesting to compare early stages of ...
by mokky
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Thank you very much for sharing interesting information with us. I am not familiar with Lycaenidae in America but I would like to tell you my guess. Judging from the information described in BOA site (https://butterfliesofamerica.com/leptotes_marina.htm), this species had been obtained from Mexico, ...
by mokky
Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Hebomoia glaucippe
Replies: 24
Views: 627

Re: Hebomoia glaucippe

To cherish this fantastic genus Hebomoia , we should remember one amazing species detanii from Peleng island. I wrote small articles on this species years ago. Hope you find interesting. The story of a great explorer --- “Boys be adventurous!” PART 1 https://bsj.blog.ss-blog.jp/2012-03-20 The story ...
by mokky
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio zalmoxis
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: Papilio zalmoxis

livingplanet3 wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:39 pm
wollastoni wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:19 pm Wow, first time I see a zalmoxis gynandromorph ! Thank you for sharing Steve’s treasures !
Agreed - I too was very surprised to see that gynandromorph!
Me too, just amazing. Thank you for sharing fantastic photos!
by mokky
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Achillides
Replies: 27
Views: 617

Re: Achillides

Ssp hachijonis from Hachimo- Jima, spring and summer forms. Hi, Yorky-san. FYI, "Hachimo- Jima" is not correct. "Hachijo-jima" is the true name. "Jima" means "island" in Japanese. Hachijo-jima is located ca.300 km south of central Tokyo (but is indeed a part ...
by mokky
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: A tribute to the memory of the late Nishiyama Yasusuke
Replies: 1
Views: 202

A tribute to the memory of the late Nishiyama Yasusuke

Dear all colleagues, Japanese insect society lost a great talent last April. The late Mr. Nishiyama Yasusuke (1947-2022) was a professional insect dealer and renowned Lepidopterist. Maybe many of you know the historic series, "Butterflies of the South East Asian Islands". He was the co-aut...
by mokky
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Achillides
Replies: 27
Views: 617

Re: Achillides

On Achillides, I have been interested in a rare Himalayan species, elephenor . This species is not at all beautiful as most relatives. But its rarity is overwhelming. It was re-discovered after decades from NE India in 2009. After this finding, a few additional records are known from Assam and West ...
by mokky
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Achillides
Replies: 27
Views: 617

Re: Achillides

In Japan Papilio(Achillides) maackii ranges from far north to as south as Yakushima, southeastern island. It shows splendid seasonal and individual variation. Many colleagues are crazy about this swallowtail. In general, spring form of northern population is beautiful. One of my friends put the pupa...
by mokky
Wed Jun 01, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Papilio zalmoxis
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: Papilio zalmoxis

Thank you for sharing a fantastic form! I have never seen such color variation of Papilio zalmoxis.

To unveil the early stages of this magnificent African swallowtail is my life-time dream.
by mokky
Mon May 30, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Iphiclides podalirinus
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Iphiclides podalirinus

Here is a female of Iphiclides podalirinus collected in Yunnan, SW China. Collecting data tells it was obtained in August, seems late for this species. But usually females live much longer than males. So it may be precise. This specimen is preserved in RIEB (The Research Institute of Evolutionary Bi...
by mokky
Mon May 30, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Iphiclides podalirinus
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Iphiclides podalirinus

58chevy wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 1:48 am Mokky, what is the species in your avatar?
My avatar is Heliophorus moorei found in Nepal, Bhutan and India. Common in its habitat, a quite cute species.

https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/heliophorus-moorei
by mokky
Sun May 29, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Iphiclides podalirinus
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Iphiclides podalirinus

Recently males seem to be collected in numbers. But females are quite scarce. I found one female in the museum. Huge in size.
by mokky
Sun May 29, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Speyeria diana, idalia and nokomis
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Speyeria diana, idalia and nokomis

Great!

I tried to obtain S. diana in North Carolina almost 30 years ago. But I failed... I will try again in the near future.
by mokky
Fri May 27, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: A living jewel, Thermozephyrus ataxus
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: A living jewel, Thermozephyrus ataxus

Thank you all for your comments. I am looking for western population of this fantastic Lycaenid, nominotypical subspecies, ataxus. It ranges from Pakistan to NW India (as east as Uttarakhand?). Old literatures tell it is locally common but in recent years very few records available. Is there anybody...
by mokky
Fri May 27, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Bhutan Glory (Bhutanitis lidderdalii)
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Bhutan Glory (Bhutanitis lidderdalii)

In 2019, I visited western Myanmar and filmed the adult butterflies of B. lidderdalii. Here I share the video clips with you. https://youtu.be/7apIZkHuado Wonderful video ! Thank you mokky ! Was it a common species once on the right spot ? I guess so, as I have seen some pictures with dozens of the...