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by wollastoni
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Juvisy insect fair 2023
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Juvisy insect fair 2023

I will ask the guy who organizes it and let you know.
I would bet on September 23/24 but let's check.

I won't be able to attend it this year as I should be in New Guinea in end September.
by wollastoni
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:16 am
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Where can I go?
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Where can I go?

If you find a flight to French Guadeloupe or French Martinique, then you can easily join Cayenne by plane from there.
by wollastoni
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:20 pm
Forum: Legal issues
Topic: Where can I go?
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Where can I go?

In S America : French Guiana. You don't need any permits (just a custom declaration to fill online before arrival and a limit of 1000 specimens/person/year).
by wollastoni
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:39 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method
Replies: 39
Views: 1852

Re: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method

Haha, no just a nuclear power plant.
by wollastoni
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Yearly donation to the forum - Premium Members 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Yearly donation to the forum - Premium Members 2023

I will send you a private message Chuck
by wollastoni
Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method
Replies: 39
Views: 1852

Re: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method

Interesting !

I will soon share another relaxing method for Agrias (and other butterflies). :-)
by wollastoni
Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:19 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The Collapse of Insects
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: The Collapse of Insects

Interesting post. I guess we all agree that very few species have disappeared and will disappear. This said, the biodiversity is collapsing in most part of the world. Take Borneo : very few Bornean species have disappeared, but their distribution went from 90% of the island to 10% in less than 50 ye...
by wollastoni
Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:13 am
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Yearly donation to the forum - Premium Members 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Yearly donation to the forum - Premium Members 2023

Link above corrected.
Chuck : you can donate with Debit or Credit card there too.
by wollastoni
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:06 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Yearly donation to the forum - Premium Members 2023
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Yearly donation to the forum - Premium Members 2023

Kind reminder to all who can help. :)
by wollastoni
Fri Jan 06, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: RIP Les Day
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: RIP Les Day

Chuck wrote: Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:39 pm Humbly suggest that Olivier, who has experience with websites, try to track down ownership and content.
I would be happy to help but have no idea if Les gave the ownership to anyone or at least its registar information... I will ask one of our common friend.
by wollastoni
Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 85
Views: 3103

Re: Agrias butterflies

It seems many members are mixing the concept of genus with the concept of species.

Take Aglais io. You can call it Inachis io too. It is the same species and both name are « valid ».
by wollastoni
Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 85
Views: 3103

Re: Agrias butterflies

hewi wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:54 pm and here a beautiful female variation of A.phalcidon phalcidon

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This female form augustus is just CRAZY ! Congrats Manfred, this is a breathtaking specimen !
by wollastoni
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: RIP Les Day
Replies: 6
Views: 267

RIP Les Day

Our dear friend Les Day passed away in his beloved Koh Samui. Leslie was a British entomologist who had been living on Koh Samui for about 15 years. When he lived in England, he was very interested in Delias and built a large collection, he also created the website Delias of the World , then once se...
by wollastoni
Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Nice ID guide to many South American Saturnid (and other)
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Nice ID guide to many South American Saturnid (and other)

Alex Cahurel lives one hour from my house in Brittany (France).
He is a famous entomological equipment supplier in France.

He has made dozens of travel to S. America (especially F. Guiana) and has thus a strong knowledge in neotropical insects.
by wollastoni
Sun Dec 25, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: The Porch Light
Topic: Merry Christmas to all !
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Merry Christmas to all !

I wish all members of our small community a merry Christmas ! :P

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by wollastoni
Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: The Collapse of Insects
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: The Collapse of Insects

The mass of butterflies has also collapsed in French Guiana, one of the most preserved parts of Amazonia. Not the pesticide there, doubtful about a new parasite in FG too... My local friends in FG have a theory : with global warming and/or massive deforestation in Brazil, the season rhytm in FG has ...
by wollastoni
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Memphis laura rosea
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: Memphis laura rosea

Jshuey wrote: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:24 pm All you see is flashing blue and red - until they land
Yes, Siderone are very fast flyers ! I had the luck to net one in flight in French Guiana, I was very proud of myself !
by wollastoni
Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: The Porch Light
Topic: Good news everyone!
Replies: 21
Views: 698

Re: Good news everyone!

It will be a nightmare indeed for small collectors who sell their extra-catch to finance their collecting trips...

Would be more efficient to tax Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos of 1% of their income... but some politicians stopped that...
by wollastoni
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Consul panariste
Replies: 32
Views: 1232

Re: Consul panariste

Speaking of faked photos, my pet peeve is one I keep seeing in ads -- a male Morpho didius sitting on a flower. Bugs me to death! jh Also - this, does not happen - https://mymodernmet.com/kelvin-hudson-blue-morpho-butterfly-picture/ https://cdn.myportfolio.com/6929e33e8386f52031efd4948d5b29b1/bdf49...
by wollastoni
Wed Dec 07, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Corsican Swallowtail (Papilio hospiton)
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Corsican Swallowtail (Papilio hospiton)

Even if common on the right spot, Papilio hospiton is a CITES II species and totally protected by French, Italian and EU laws. So the current status is a total protection. This species is fortunately not endangered at all : Corsican and Sardinian mountains are well protected as the human density is ...