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by Trehopr1
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: Northern Norway
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Northern Norway

Wonderful field report of your travels there !

Certainly looks to be scenic and the opportunity to catch Alpine and/or Arctic butterflies is something unique.

Thank you for sharing....
by Trehopr1
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method
Replies: 18
Views: 565

Re: How to perfectly relax butterflies : the vodka method

Thank you so much Olivier for this relaxing container suggestion ! I have some things to try it out on and I will be doing it very soon. If successful I also have a couple of Agrias (papered) to also give it a try on.

Once again, many thanks....👏
by Trehopr1
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Idea(Danainae)
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Idea(Danainae)

Very nice indeed !

Beautiful species...😎
by Trehopr1
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

I too would like to hear what different members have tried as far as spreading these themselves is concerned. Someone, on the old forum remarked that sometimes the chemical(s) used in the dispatch of these can have adverse effects on trying to spread them later once they have dried out. Some specime...
by Trehopr1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Polygonia interrogationis
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Polygonia interrogationis

Of particular note is how extensive the violet edging is in the winter form. Not only does it cover most or all of the hindwings but, it covers much or even all of the forewing edging (on some specimens).

Really, just one of the best butterflies to be had in North America.
by Trehopr1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Polygonia interrogationis
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Polygonia interrogationis

Oh yeah !

Now that's what I'm talking about. That's the real deal; the BEST of the forms to catch !

I envy you having so many because I've only got 2 to my name but, if I desired I could have probably filled a drawer
(stacked) by now with the summer form.

Location, location, location....
by Trehopr1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

Well, indeed the temptation to pick up a box like that is there however, even if each specimen conservatively sold for 20 euros a piece you are looking at a minimum of 560 euros (which is roughly the equivalent of $600 today). Then there's the commission price which the auction house gets on top of ...
by Trehopr1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

Indeed Bob, that was a glaring certainty.👀
by Trehopr1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

Right on Chuck ! 😎

I couldn't agree more with your sentiments...
by Trehopr1
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

Those have always been pretty scarce here in the US. I've only encountered two in collections over this last 25 years. I actually purchased one of the two and owned it for a bit but, I just couldn't get past the repairs it had and ended up "flipping it" for something else in top notch shap...
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

Wow, that is one intense photograph !! Agreed, here in the US this species seems to have been a real scarcity amongst dealers. I'm willing to bet that virtually any collected over these last fourty years or so probably went directly to Europe or Japan -- with barely any ever making it here. I have p...
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

In all my years of purchasing/trading for specimens I have never yet seen a narcissus available in any old collections I have reviewed !
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

That's a real prize of a self-capture Paul !

I agree wholeheartedly with Adam when he says that self collected material is "extra special" for its provinence.
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Dynastes centaurus (Ghana)
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Dynastes centaurus (Ghana)

So as not to be a stranger to the beetle enthusiasts here I present a wonderful and endearing species of the subfamily Dynastinae from Ghana, Africa. I have ALWAYS appreciated dynastine beetles of all kinds and this one has always been a consumate favorite. Found in the tropical "belt" of ...
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Large, colorful undet. skipper
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Large, colorful undet. skipper

For some time now I have owned this lovely large, tropical skipper species from Costa Rica. Found in a fine collection "many moons" ago it remains one of the few (exotic) hesperiid species that I have ever run across in my purchases/trades. Hopefully Jshuey, will see and know this species ...
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Insect Orders & Other Invertebrates
Topic: Thelyphonida (Order: Whip-scorpions)
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Thelyphonida (Order: Whip-scorpions)

Whip-scorpions which are also commonly known as "vinegaroons" are imposing looking "mini-monsters" of the class Arachnida. They prefer humid, dark places and avoid light. They burrow under logs, rotting wood, rocks, and other natural debris in tropical or subtropical regions. A f...
by Trehopr1
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Please ID: Ascalapha ordorata....hmm....
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Please ID: Ascalapha ordorata....hmm....

Hi Chuck, While I cannot claim to be the last word on this species or genus; there has been a lot of anecdotal information said about this species in literature for years. What I do say here is likely common knowledge amongst most but, hey maybe it still makes for a curious read. The species has a V...
by Trehopr1
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Agrias butterflies
Replies: 61
Views: 1747

Re: Agrias butterflies

I have ALWAYS had the highest appreciation for these butterflies. They are literally the GEMS of the South and Central American rainforest (including southern Mexico). I've only seen one actual (live) specimen myself; in Bolivia 1989. It was seen in flight and looked likely to have been the common A...
by Trehopr1
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Limenitis archippus archippus
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Limenitis archippus archippus

Wow, those are excellent rearing photographs !👏 I remember well finding this species as the occasional larvae on wild willow alongside some railroad tracks which I collected along. Willow grew in the low ditches and in mid-summer I could easily locate several larvae at different stages. I always lik...
by Trehopr1
Tue Nov 15, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: What is this insect?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: What is this insect?

That that is exactly what I thought Paul when I saw the picture. However, without having a truly clear image of the specimen I couldn't exactly say that livingplanet3 was wrong in calling it some type of aphid species. I can say that I have seen at least 2 different species of psocids from time to t...