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by Trehopr1
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Breeding: Glaucopsyche alexis
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Breeding: Glaucopsyche alexis

An exceptional species ! I was wondering if at the end of each species summary you could give us a "species success" rating based on a 1 to 5 scale; with five being high success and 1 being almost "nil" success. That would give a good indication to anyone attempting to perhaps ra...
by Trehopr1
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Breeding: Nymphalis antiopa
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Breeding: Nymphalis antiopa

A superb turnout of chrysalids ! πŸŽ‰

Was this species one of the "easiest" to work with and have such good results ?
by Trehopr1
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Breeding: Hipparchia hermione norvegica
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Breeding: Hipparchia hermione norvegica

I'm really enjoying all your breeding stories and the many pictures of the efforts are gorgeous !! πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
by Trehopr1
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Breeder stories....
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Breeder stories....

The only butterfly species I ever raised through an entire cycle was our ubiquitous Monarch. When I was 9 or 10 years old I read that the monarch fed on milkweed. I learned to recognize the plant and before you knew it I was looking for monarch eggs and finally discovered one on a leaf one day. I ke...
by Trehopr1
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Breeder stories....
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Breeder stories....

I recall finding a book in my local library in the early 1970s which was done by a breeder named Paul Villiard. It is titled Moths and how to rear them. In his book, he related stories and showed black and white pictures of at least 20+ species of moths which he had reared. I believe the book was in...
by Trehopr1
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Breeder stories....
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Breeder stories....

I thought it would be nice to have a thread where breeders could regale us with stories of success, abysmal failures, food sources which were never expected to work, or any other related findings.
by Trehopr1
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Announcements & News
Topic: Juvisy Paris fair : good to be back !
Replies: 31
Views: 390

Re: Juvisy Paris fair : good to be back !

Wow, that's a sizzling πŸ₯΅ price !

However, that's a honey of a bauble....
by Trehopr1
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Breeding: Colias tyche werdandi
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Colias tyche werdandi

Indeed, incredible photography and fascinating "time frames" for the different stages of life.

Would never have imagined the pupal stage only taking 8 days for the butterfly to eclose.

Keep up the good work !
by Trehopr1
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

In the early 1980's I purchased one of the Butterfly Co. insect hobby starter kits. They were (by then) cheaply disposing of their various supplies and book inventory; to focus on just insect sales. So, I bought a kit (on a lark) figuring I'd never see another one. Enclosed in my kit was this 4 page...
by Trehopr1
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

Another long time entrepreneur amongst the dealer "group" here was Chuck Ianni. One of Mr. Ianni's later catalog efforts (mid-1990's) resulted in this brief 4 page colorized version of his offerings. Previous to this, I don't recall him producing anything in color and at best only provided...
by Trehopr1
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

I presume Watkins & Doncaster still exists....

Has it changed very much ?

Do they still provide equipment for collectors in the UK and abroad ? Do they still offer specimens from old collections being parted out ? Has anything else changed dramatically ?
by Trehopr1
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Genus: Colias

I have retitled my thread appropriately/accordingly.

Since all of the posts were Colias related it didn't upset me. These are easy fixes and are not for a lack of moderation.
by Trehopr1
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Genus: Colias

Here is the type (male) specimen of
Colias ponteni.

It was posted on this forum back in
October 2010.

Image
by Trehopr1
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: More Catalogues 2
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: More Catalogues 2

Wow, totally awesome !!πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

This catalog preceded the "Butterfly Company" catalog which came into being when Mr. Glanz moved his business from Brooklyn New York to Far Rockaway New York.

I have one of the Butterfly Company catalogs but, I will have to search for it.
by Trehopr1
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Signing out
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Signing out

Very well put 58chevy !πŸŽ‰β˜ΊοΈ

An incredible inspirational thought....
by Trehopr1
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Genus: Colias

Holy cow, do you guys have some incredible Colias holdings !! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Ž

Thank you for sharing what you have both accomplished thus far with this genus....πŸ‘
by Trehopr1
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Signing out
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Signing out

O'h No....! I was hoping our little "fix" would carry you for a while until other means could be investigated. I would hope that you could salvage at least 80 or 85% of what you have. By all means look to save as much as you can and try to look past the losses as just bad luck. This sort o...
by Trehopr1
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Genus: Colias

Awesome C. behrii Dave ! 😍 That's my favorite Western (Colias) species of all. You are very fortunate to have collected it outside of that National Park and to have seen one of the greatest natural wonders this country has to offer. Makes me "green" with envy as I have neither seen Yosemit...
by Trehopr1
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 22
Views: 242

Re: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele

The spider that you took a photo of is a huntsman spider of the family (Sparassidae). They are also called giant crab spiders because of their large size and the characteristic "crab-like" pose which they strike when on the lookout for prey. They move fast and are alarming initially to see...
by Trehopr1
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 28
Views: 500

Re: Genus: Colias

So as not to leave out THE best part of this species; I present the "albino form" female.... As mentioned earlier this form is much less prevalent than the (typical) yellow form females. These can easily be mistaken for Cabbage butterflies (P. rapae) at distance; so one must investigate al...