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- Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:24 pm
- Location: Thailand
My name is Adam Cotton and I study world Papilionidae. I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand and have been here for over 40 years.
Pacific, especially Solomon Islands
Tiger swallowtail complex
US & CITES import compliance
Lepidoptera Swap Box coordinator
Educational displays & lectures
Dumb as a stump, but studying:
MtDNA coding, systematics
Grants & subsidies
Wary / fearful of:
Changing names (it's STILL BMNH, Amphion nessus, and Bud at the Glen)
Systematics and such of anything to do with Fritillaries, too overwhelming
I am also one of the global moderators here and I do look forward
to seeing new members join-up, engaging discussions, lots of new
photo's, and a general passion for all things INSECT.
I have been something of a fixture (on both former forums) since 2013.
I have contributed many threads and/or discussions to both forums over
these years and have very much enjoyed everyone's participation in all
I have been a passionate collector/enthusiast of insects since my interest
was first "sparked" at the age of 5. It has been a very fulfilling aspect of my
life. Along the way I have met like minded individuals who have seen BEAUTY
in insects (much as I have). Some have been fascinating folks to come to know
whilst others have been truly scholarly in their endeavors.
Though lepidoptera have always been my first love in insects a fair number of
various insect families across a broad spectrum of insect orders have also
captivated my lifelong interest.
I also see myself as something of a "small game" hunter and have always been
intrigued and engaged at the prospect of collecting whenever possible day/night.
So, please join us, ask questions, disseminate knowledge, and be a part of our
wonderful forum family !
Jhyatt here, from the mountains of eastern Tennessee. I was a member of the old forums for many years, and look forward to keeping up with the new version. I even have hopes of posting the occasional photo now! I collect butterflies generally (worldwide except Africa) and skippers (US only), and moths from the coast and sea islands of Georgia. Lycaenids and palearctic butterflies are special interests of mine. I love to do trades and still make occasional forays into the field, as the old gimpy knees and shoulder permit.
- Premium Member - 2023
- Posts: 41
- Joined: Tue May 24, 2022 2:57 pm
- Location: Wisconsin
my name is Christof and I'm originally from Munich in Germany. Over the last 30 years I have been living and working in various countries all over the world. And now I have finally settled with my family close to Toulouse in the southwest of France.
I have been an Insectnet member for many years. My main interests are palearctic lepidoptera and worldwide parnassius and colias.
I'm from Fresno, CA and have been collecting for 2 years but have been studying insects for much longer. I'll be taking entomology to the professional level as my major at UC, Davis next year.
Since my collection is pretty small, I net pretty much every species I can (within the boundaries of the law, of course). Mainly, I enjoy collecting and rearing Papilionidae and Saturniidae native to California. Yesterday I finally managed a few Papilio multicaudata pairings, along with a hybrid pairing with a wild P. rutulus, so I'm interested to see how that will turn out.
Favorite species: Parnassius clodius, Parnassius eversmanni, Papilio rutulus, Battus philenor, Baronia brevicornis.
Least favorite species: Anything heliconius.
(Also, I can't seem to upload a decent photo to my profile under the current size limits.)
As avatar pictures are present on all pages in numbers, it is important to have low def pictures, otherwise pages will be long to load.
But I am sure you will find a way to find a good avatar picture, like many of us have already done.
You can reduce the size of the picture you want to use using Paint, it takes 1 minute.
- New member
- Posts: 2
- Joined: Mon May 23, 2022 2:51 pm
- Location: Clinton, Mississippi
I am a carabid beetle collector from Mississippi, USA. I have been actively working with carabids for over 40 years and maintain a world-wide collection.
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