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by Trehopr1
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Treehoppers from Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Treehoppers from Ecuador

Hello John, I would be very happy to show images of some of the treehoppers that I have encountered both (domestic and foreign) That is the first mention of a Membracidae guide/book that I have heard of and, I sure will have to look into that matter. I believe, it likely covers how to identify (at l...
by Trehopr1
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Insect Orders & Other Invertebrates
Topic: Mini-monsters...
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Mini-monsters...

What conversation about "mini-monsters" of the underworld would be complete without some mention of those hairy, imposing, or even frightening eight legged terrors --- the tarantulas of the family Theraphosidae. Who could ever imagine that we now have over 900 identified species of "h...
by Trehopr1
Tue Feb 07, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Treehoppers from Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Treehoppers from Ecuador

Wow !! What a great video on my beloved side interest. Thank you sincerely John for posting this video which I have never seen. I am familiar with Stuart (from the Smithsonian) and he is one of the foremost authorities on Membracidae. The video is wonderful in that it encompasses an entire adventure...
by Trehopr1
Tue Feb 07, 2023 4:51 am
Forum: Other Insect Orders & Other Invertebrates
Topic: Mini-monsters...
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Mini-monsters...

In the dark, dank, spaces of caves, hollowed out trees, and deep crevices of rocky outcroppings danger lurks everywhere and hapless insects fall prey to apparitions evolved for an existence of surprise and concealment. Another of natures "mini-monsters" of the underworld are the Amblypygi:...
by Trehopr1
Tue Feb 07, 2023 12:44 am
Forum: Other Insect Orders & Other Invertebrates
Topic: Mini-monsters...
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Mini-monsters...

Thru the years of my inordinate fondness for all things multi-legged I have occasionally gone off "on a tangent" or diverted from primary focus to dabble a bit in things that MOST would find un-nerving or frightful. So, my next photograph is an example of one of my "momentary lapses o...
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 11:48 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Fasinating information Paul K. I've never heard anything about breeding attempts ! Must have been a BIG thrill to see this species arrive at your light sheets. Do you think you could post us a picture of this personal grand capture ? How exactly does one even grasp this moth when its wings are outst...
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Indeed, eurytides I agree.
The species is an "enigma" in that manner. One would think after all these years we would have a better knowledge of this mammoth species !

We didn't waste any time getting to know the life history O. alexandrea; but, then again that's a butterfly.
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:01 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Anteos maerula
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Anteos maerula

Beautiful species Dave ! πŸŽ‰β˜ΊοΈ
Much like a "supersized" brimstone. 😲

I don't recall this species being in the Dominican Republic but, it may be there.

I have a bunch of Dominican butterflies I can show that were all self-collected if anyone cares to see them...
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:41 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Other People's Things....
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Other People's Things....

Here I additionally show a sampling of some of my European/North African holdings. Some incredible diversity from the Neartic zone ! Whenever possible, I try to gather (like) groups togather in one drawer (examples are Morpho's or Lycaenidae -- as shown). However, this just is not possible at all ti...
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Other People's Things....
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Other People's Things....

Thank you everyone for the kind regards !

Although, these specimens were once owned
by others I still "correct" or re-spread (some)
when I feel they need it. All of my material has
data attached to it to lend it scientific value.
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: largest moth wingspan question

I totally agree with you Paul ! πŸ‘
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: largest moth wingspan question

Thank you mothman55 for that wonderful head on photograph of the Guinness records specimen ! πŸŽ‰β˜ΊοΈ

As far as I know that one still holds the official record in terms of size since no one has seen the original specimen of Oberthur's since it's disappearance from his collection.
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:41 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Other People's Things....
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Other People's Things....

As a lifelong and steadfast enthusiast/collector with a particular passion for most things Lepidoptera; I have (thru time) come into ownership of other (caretakers) beautiful and generally coveted winged treasures. I thoroughly respect the hard work, dedication, and passionate feelings put into what...
by Trehopr1
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:53 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: largest moth wingspan question

Hello John K., Thank you very much for posting that paragraph listed in the book regarding the scanty information available on that outstanding specimen once owned by Oberthur. To further back up the paragraph I believe I've found an actual photograph of that exact specimen. I have seen its photogra...
by Trehopr1
Sun Feb 05, 2023 7:24 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Here I post the nicest looking artistic rendering
of this fabulous moth (that I know of). Some of
you may be familiar with the book it comes from.

Good artwork is hard to find these days...

Image
by Trehopr1
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Indeed Dave, our hobby has certainly evolved in a pricey direction. 😩 You know if one could just stick to collecting only what you can personally find this passion wouldn't seem so expensive; excepting of course the cost of proper storage (drawers, tight fitting field boxes etc.) However, once you h...
by Trehopr1
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: largest moth wingspan question
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: largest moth wingspan question

A very nice comparison photo of the two dave. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ I was very fortunate to land a pair of C. hercules back in the early 1990s. Since that time I have never again seen the species offered here. The female that I have (spread like yours) has a wing expanse of 216 mm. That is a far shy (short) of the 290...
by Trehopr1
Sun Feb 05, 2023 5:52 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Very nice Dave ! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ The larger of the two is very impressive. I've not yet been able to land a good example. Over here, if people have them they may only have 1or 2 so, they generally won't part with them. I'm bound to get a good one but, I'm certain I'll have to pay substantially more now that the ...
by Trehopr1
Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina
Replies: 16
Views: 290

Re: Does anyone have a bigger one? I mean an agrippina

Nice looking example. Looking more closely at your photograph it looks to be about 245mm. Your right forewing doesn't exactly line up underneath the zero (0). This is a phenomenal species of moth which is probably most notable for its sheer wing expanse. Males typically fall (within the size range) ...
by Trehopr1
Tue Jan 31, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Brahmaea
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Brahmaea

Good eye Dave ! πŸŽ‰β˜ΊοΈ

Lovely examples of this spectacular genera.