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by africaone
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:10 pm
Forum: Diptera
Topic: Pegesimallus teratodes amazing diptera from Kenya
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: diptera from Kenya amazing id. please

[/quote] A robber fly (family Asilidae) of the genus Pegesimallus; possibly Pegesimallus teratodes - https://www.google.com/search?q=Pegesimallus+teratodes&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS903US903&oq=Pegesimallus+teratodes&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i546l5j69i60.725j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 [/quote...
by africaone
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Diptera
Topic: Pegesimallus teratodes amazing diptera from Kenya
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Pegesimallus teratodes amazing diptera from Kenya

diptera kenya Kitua.jpg
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Diptera, Brachycera from Kenya Kitui region (dry zone)

Does anyone knows what it is ?

thanks, Thierry
by africaone
Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Coleoptera
Topic: Tithoes (fmr. Acanthophorus) maculatus
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Tithoes (fmr. Acanthophorus) maculatus

what are the localities of these Tithoes ?
yes Pierre is right, 1 and 3 are confinis, but 2 can be frontalis or maculatus (two close sp, locality may be important as photos are not always sufficient)
by africaone
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: iNaturalist
Replies: 20
Views: 1046

Re: iNaturalist

I use this site sometimes for my groups. It is true that nomenclature is not at the top despite being at good level. Many of the corrections I made (quite all) were followed and sometimes these corrections have been made in the database following my remarks. It is something dynanmic. What is amazing...
by africaone
Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Travel in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Travel in Saudi Arabia

Does anyone have info for going In Saudi Arabia espacially about the possibility to hunt there, permits, how to go in choosen localities and agnecies to travel, etc.
thanks, Thierry
by africaone
Wed Oct 26, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Butterfly wing patterns & "junk" DNA
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Butterfly wing patterns & "junk" DNA

The difference with hybrids, at least between species, is that the offspring are normally infertile; but with CRISPR modified specimens their genes should be transmissible. These should never be allowed into nature, just as live specimens of non-native species and subspecies should never be release...
by africaone
Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Genus: Colias
Replies: 30
Views: 837

Re: Genus: Colias

wollastoni wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:06 am
adamcotton wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:19 pm It is worth mentioning that bobw co-authored a relatively recent book on Colias.

Adam.
Which one ? "The genus Colias" published in 2012 or a more recent one ?
May be Bob can inform why ponteni / imperialis seems not illustrated or treated in the book ?
by africaone
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Genus: Epitola
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Genus: Epitola

wolf wrote: Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:25 am I took this picture in Uganda in 2018. I believe its in the genus Hewitsonia.
Hewitsonia intermedia
by africaone
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:12 am
Forum: Books, Publications and Media Reviews
Topic: d'Abrera
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: Pseudacraea

the true can be diverse. D'Abrera's work is just to compile an illustrate catalogue based on his opinion (that seems sometime strange an unscientific). Having had discussion with him, I can tell that his predicator function and creationist thinkings were more important for him. For Hecq the problem ...
by africaone
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Pseudacraea
Replies: 37
Views: 1157

Re: Pseudacraea

Pseudacraea lucretia gamae Joicey & Talbot, 1927. Two males from Principe Island. This island is off the coast of western Africa. I have seen this listed as a species (Pseudacraea gamae), rather than a subspecies. This is in “Butterflies of the World” Part 16. Nymphalidae VII, Pseudacraea. By J...
by africaone
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Pseudacraea
Replies: 37
Views: 1157

Re: Pseudacraea

Cabintom wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:56 pm semire is an odd one within the genus because it doesn't seem to mimic anything.
lucretia at least seems to be trying to mimic Amauris species.
may be that it looks different with a non human vision ?
by africaone
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euphaedra
Replies: 43
Views: 960

Re: Euphaedra

That's not preussi , which has a differently shaped sub-apical band & does not have a purple sheen. Looks much more like E. uganda too me, but of course this genus is a difficult one to ID. Thomas, the picture is saturated with a red component marked. The purple effect may be not not so strong ...
by africaone
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euphaedra
Replies: 43
Views: 960

Re: Euphaedra

That's not preussi , which has a differently shaped sub-apical band & does not have a purple sheen. Looks much more like E. uganda too me, but of course this genus is a difficult one to ID. Thomas, the picture is saturated with a red component marked. The purple effect may be not not so strong ...
by africaone
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Pseudacraea
Replies: 37
Views: 1157

Re: Pseudacraea

Pseudacraea lucretia ab light.jpg
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P. lucretia (RDC, Katanga) male aberrant (despite may be be gynandro but forelegs and genitalia normal)
by africaone
Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Pseudacraea
Replies: 37
Views: 1157

Re: Pseudacraea

Pseudacraea lucretia gynandro light.jpg
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P. lucretia gynandrmorph (RDC, Katanga), asymetric and distorted male genitalia and forelegs female
by africaone
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Colotis
Replies: 45
Views: 834

Re: Colotis

daveuk wrote: Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:35 pmWow 60 drawers!!
never two same specimens, seasonal variation, geographic variation, color forms, etc. This si not for pathologic collection :D I intend to study them one day (I have yet wrote 3 small papers and one new sp, Colotis hecqi)
by africaone
Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euphaedra
Replies: 43
Views: 960

Re: Euphaedra

Euphaedra crawshayi.jpg
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Euphaedra crawshayi male from Katanga
by africaone
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euphaedra
Replies: 43
Views: 960

Re: Euphaedra

light campaspe.jpg
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to become crazy with determination

some males "campaspe", same locality in RDC
by africaone
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euphaedra
Replies: 43
Views: 960

Re: Euphaedra

light spectacularis.jpg
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E. adonina spectacularis ( mimic with Charaxes fournierae) from RDC
by africaone
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Euphaedra
Replies: 43
Views: 960

Euphaedra

Euphaedra lupercoides t light.jpg
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Euphaedra lupercoides (uncommon endemic from RDC), one of the numerous gem in this genus