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by mothman55
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Kallima inachus formosana
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Kallima inachus formosana

Love this species, thanks for sharing.
by mothman55
Wed Jan 04, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Butterfly Identification Peru
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Butterfly Identification Peru

You have weeks of ID work in front of you to ID all 200. Last year I purchased a number of lycaenidae from a dealer in Peru, and what I did was start with google. I googled "lycaenidae of Peru", then clicked on images. From there, find an image that's looks like your item, and visit that s...
by mothman55
Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Fountainea nobilis
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: Fountainea nobilis

Have always used Bioquip adhesive for antennae and tails, but when it's gone I will go to white glue I expect. Even with Bioquip glue, it dries dark and shiny if you are just trying to mend a crack or slit. There must be a glue that is invisible when dry, I just haven't found it yet.
by mothman55
Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Actias hybrid
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Actias hybrid

One of my favourite moths is the cross between Actias dubernardi and Graellsia isabellae.
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by mothman55
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Books, Publications and Media Reviews
Topic: Moths of the Limberlost
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Moths of the Limberlost

For many of us, there was one inspirational book in our youth that was read many times and fed the desire to pursue this hobby. For me it was Moths of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter, 1912. As you can see by the binding, I have read this book numerous times and can still recall each of the mo...
by mothman55
Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: More Catocala forms
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: More Catocala forms

A couple more.
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by mothman55
Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: More Catocala forms
Replies: 3
Views: 249

More Catocala forms

The recent thread on catocala ilia forms inspired me to add a few more catocala forms. Whether forms are scientifically recognized or not, I don't care, I find it easier to differentiate among the species when there are recognized forms.
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by mothman55
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: Black Witch Moths
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Black Witch Moths

I am going to Kauai in late January, I will look for the black witch there.
by mothman55
Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Consul panariste
Replies: 32
Views: 1241

Re: Consul panariste

The photo was likely just edited, no need for photoshop. Just turned up the brilliance/vibrance dial in editing and you get a beautiful brilliant photo, but sadly not what it really looked like. No doubt it was a beautiful, but the colours not quite what show in the photo. I see it all the time.
by mothman55
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Nymphalis milberti milberti
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Nymphalis milberti milberti

I have had great luck with Vanessa Atalanta as well, they seemed to actually multiply. I would go and get more nettle and a couple of days later there were more larvae, guess there must have been ova on the nettle I harvested. Got 100% success with these. But on the milberti, all I can think of is I...
by mothman55
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: How do you find people to trade insect specimens with?

Back in the 1980's, trading specimens as well as ova and pupae was easy. I made many contacts, mostly in the USA through Lep News, sent and received all sorts of interesting things. No problem with the Canada/USA border in those days. Made contacts for collecting trips for beauties such as Speyeria ...
by mothman55
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Nymphalis milberti milberti
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Nymphalis milberti milberti

In years past I used to occasionally see milberti, but have not seen one in my travels around Southern and Central Ontario for years. But in July of 2019 while visiting a friend, we were walking his property just west of Guelph when we found a mass of tiny larvae on a stinging nettle. Had to be eith...
by mothman55
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Polygonia interrogationis
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Polygonia interrogationis

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by mothman55
Fri Nov 18, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Polygonia interrogationis
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Polygonia interrogationis

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by mothman55
Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Sphinx moth caterpillar I think
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Sphinx moth caterpillar I think

I was wondering if you carefully cut the top of those eggs attached to your larvae, if it might save the soon to be pupae from the parasite? I doubt the parasite eggs could be fully removed without killing the larvae. Its worth trying something as the parasite will surely kill the pupae.
by mothman55
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: To Bima & Back Again: A Journey through the Bush of Bas-Uele
Replies: 34
Views: 900

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

Takes a lot of courage to make a trip like that, good on you. Memories for a lifetime.
by mothman55
Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

We don't see a lot of buckeye's here in Ontario, but as Trehopr1 pointed out, hit it just right and you can have quite the bonanza. I made a 3 hour drive last week to Port Burwell, Ontario as the buckeyes seem to be on the waterfronts here in Ontario. A friend had been to a spot a few days prior and...
by mothman55
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Gone With The Wind
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Gone With The Wind

Like the others, I also did a lot of collecting from lights at stores, schools, maintenance garages, basically any building in a remote area that was lit up. Any time I needed hyalophora columbia, I would drive to Perry Sound, Ontario and drive the back roads, stopping at any bright light. Always ha...
by mothman55
Fri Sep 16, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Speyeria nokomis
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Speyeria nokomis

I am also surprised that the female would lay in a paper bag. That is the common method for moths, especially silk moths, just put the female in a bag and you will have ova in a day or two. But butterflies, I have always put the female on its food plant and covered with netting, ensuring the plant w...
by mothman55
Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Open Topics
Topic: Any forum members SELL in Marketplace?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Any forum members SELL in Marketplace?

I don't visit marketplace either.