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by mothman55
Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Nymphalis milberti milberti
Replies: 14
Views: 415

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: 19
Views: 554

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: 415

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: 310

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: 310

Re: Polygonia interrogationis

I get the fall form on my catocala bait along with comma and Comptons./Users/haldonly/Desktop/PXL_20221118_193829583.MP.jpg
by mothman55
Mon Oct 31, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Insect identification
Topic: Sphinx moth caterpillar I think
Replies: 9
Views: 168

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: 766

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: 167

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: 285

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: 257

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: 253

Re: Any forum members SELL in Marketplace?

I don't visit marketplace either.
by mothman55
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Ornithoptera aesacus
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Ornithoptera aesacus

Panacanthus, love the arrangement, makes me want to go back and make a few changes in my birding drawers. And I have lots of ornithoptera females in paper that could be utilized in just such an arrangement. Thanks for posting.
by mothman55
Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Ornithoptera aesacus
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: Ornithoptera aesacus

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A few more aesacus, also one of my favourites.
by mothman55
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Field Reports
Topic: SE Arizona 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: SE Arizona 2022

Excellent report, and great detail for the sphinx and saturniids.
by mothman55
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Unexpected visitor to my catocala bait
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Unexpected visitor to my catocala bait

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by mothman55
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Unexpected visitor to my catocala bait
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Unexpected visitor to my catocala bait

And a few catocala as well./Users/haldonly/Desktop/DSCF4326.JPG/Users/haldonly/Desktop/DSCF4336.JPG
by mothman55
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Unexpected visitor to my catocala bait
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Unexpected visitor to my catocala bait

Have had mice, flying squirrels, tree frogs, but this is my first possum on my catocala bait.
by mothman55
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Insect Art
Topic: Goliath Beetle Wall Display (34 specimens)
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Goliath Beetle Wall Display (34 specimens)

Absolutely beautiful!!!
by mothman55
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Show Your Favorite Specimen
Topic: Erora laeta
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Erora laeta

This is one species I have been hoping to find for the past 2 years. They are seen rarely in Central Ontario, a couple of known areas where there are a number of beech trees (larvae food plant). I have gone looking a couple of times each of the past 2 years in mid to late May, thus far no luck. But ...
by mothman55
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Insect Photography & Video
Topic: Your best live insect picture !
Replies: 18
Views: 873

Re: Your best live insect picture !

Euphydryas phaeton from Markham, Ontario, Canada