These are a few pictures of some Actias larva I’ve reared in the past. Often while collecting I will encounter damaged female moths. From these I am able to either rear them or I give them to a local friend to rear them for me. Doing it this way is the best way to ensure perfect quality specimens!
Before and after mounting! In my previous post I shared info regarding my favorite groups of Day moths! Now I want to hear what is your favorite genus of family and why???
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Here is an example of something I mentioned in my previous post! This is an Amata, they are one of the few moths that can be found in large numbers at the right open grassy area. They feed on low growing plants and it’s one of the few day moths I have had success breeding! Unfortunately many species their hosts are unknown!
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Not the best picture but my favorite specimens. Day moths, despite being moths they are often more colorful than butterflies and way more challenging to catch too! Butterflies readily come to bait, flowers, stream sides, etc. moths come to MV lights like a magnet! Day moths on the other hand vary extremely species by species, some species only inhabit the treetops hovering high above the canopy taking brief breaks once in a while, others are specific to a singing level type of grass, others only fly for about 3 days early in the spring. This is what makes Day moths so interesting and why I love to collect and specialize on them. PS: If you have any day moths hit me up for a trade!
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It has been a little while since I’ve last posted but I’m back at it again! Above are a few Papilio macckii. Comment below what you would like me to post next! Moths? Butterflies? Beetles? And live or specimen pictures?
Here is a video of some nice metallic blue butterflies from Hainan China, anyone care to guess the species？For collecting this species a bait trap is an absolute must. Here is what you were asking about @rhaveyn !!
My favorite time to photograph is early in the morning when butterflies are just warming their wings! Otherwise many species would be flying high in the canopy where photographing them would be much more difficult!!
As soon as this Junonia orithya perched upon the rock on a sunny morning I snapped this picture! This genus is particularly interesting considering the variety displayed between individuals. Each specimen varies by color, pattern and number of eyes spots!