Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 4:41 PM

Everything came in great!! Thanks!! I especially like the hybrid section and hope to contribute there especially in the future. Also, I have had quite a bit of success rearing in the winter on artificial diet bought from Many of the people I correspond with seem interested in that because many live in cold areas. I hope to share my experiences with that. I don't know much about that company but I know their diet let me raise luna, samia, pamina, and rothschildia. Those are the only ones I've tried it on so far. Lastly, Do you get p. modesta ova or are they sold? I should have them here but I can't ever find them. Keep up the great work !!


Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 9:04 PM

Hello Bill:
The new web site is coming along beautifully; thank you for including me in your list of invites.


Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 9:16 PM

Hello Bill,
I received the access info and am able to access the site. I definitely like what I've seen so far and will be spending more time in the near future. Hopefully, I'll be able to contribute something of interest such as photos or experiences. You indicated in your prior e-mail that your dad may still have some cocoons. Is that still true? If so I'll have to give him a call.


Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 11:28 AM

Hi Bill
OK all photographs are good and not confused .The hybrid male G isabellae Male X A luna Female is different of the hybrid of Chris A luna x G isabellae ???

Bravo this cite is the best . As soon as I have some others good hybrid or pur specie I supply photograph or mail to you .
Sincerely Bob


Tuesday, March 06, 2001 10:15 AM

I just spent a few moments scrolling through the website. Amazing!
Aside from satisfying life-long moth nuts like myself, this site should have very real educational value.



Saturday, March 17, 2001

Hi Bill:
Got your E-mail and I am able to access site OK. Really great! I've already downloaded your notes on 'Overwintering Cocoons and Pupae' because I have some C. regalis this season which I have had difficilty overwintering previously. This year I'm more or less combining what I think are the best features of different ideas from others on this. I'm basically like your father, and keep my cocoons outside, but I do use a hardware cloth cage just as you recommend. In spring, I transfer my stocks to an emergence cage but continue to keep outside.
I generally like to attract some wild males even if I have a good diverse stock of my own, and have a special 'calling cage' with electronic 'moth detector' I use so I can tell exactly when males arrive. I have attached an image of this in case you're interested.

Thanks and Talk to you later


Monday, March 26, 2001

Hi Bill,

I received your message and I accessed your site without any problems. It looks great---extremely well documented and gorgeous photos. I may have some specimens in my collection that you don't have illustrated and that I could photograph. I have to check. I'll spend some more time on the site one of these days and I'll let you know.

Thanks again


Wednesday, March 27, 2001


I am pleased with your promptness and after reviewing your website, consider my money well spent. Information of this kind is difficult to obtain anywhere so I am glad that someone at last has made it all come together. Your "hybrid Index" made me envious of not living in Europe were one can legally raise and cultivate exotic moth species from all over the world, St Pierre-et Miquelon ???, oh well!.

Thanks for starting a really great website.



Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Good Morning Bill,

FANTASTIC!!!!! just looked at a few, pictures are out of this world, information is GREAT.

I'll be checking out a lot more later today.




Thursday, April 5, 2001

Dear Bill:

Thanks - have successfully logged on --- the site looks great.

Last week we corresponded about the Luna and I have read through - one time - the articles you indicated on rearing the lovely creatures.

You suggested that I start with some ova -- I am wondering about timing --- I have a study residency to attend in early June and will be gone from the 2nd to the 12th.




Thursday, April 5, 2001


Well done! Your site is very good. I really enjoy having someting of such quality to explore.

I told you that I have an image of an Urota Sinope larvae. Maybe I can send you the photo to scan rather than the negative, then you can send it back. Is that OK?

Thanks for putting my image in the photography competition. There are some nice images

Have a brilliant day!



Wednesday, April 12, 2001

Thanks Bill,

Everything works fine. Looks great. You have certainly put forth a major effort on this. If you ever come across any info about, or any specimens of Argema besanti - please let me know. John Cody, the silk moth artist, is looking for one. I've been trying to find one for him with no luck.



Saturday, May 26, 2001

Dear Bill,

Thanks for the awesome site. You are doing a great service, and I as a "budding" enthusiast appreciate your work tremendously. Please send me another email that you sent yesterday as I accidentally deleted it before reading all of it. Also, please add my name to the directory. The information is listed below.



Thursday, June 14, 2001

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your msg. Glad to hear that you rcvd my payments. Will look forward to hearing from you again and the receipt of the ova. Please also let me say what a fantastic website you have created.. just looking at a few of the many species, etc., listed I can see that it is going to be of great value to me.. so thanks Bill and many congrats



Thursday, July 5, 2001

Dear Bill,

I have received the membership letter and I have been on the site. It is even better than I thought it would be. My polyphemus eggs have all hatched and are doing very well. I am feeding them on white birch. I was getting worried the first day when they didn't seem to be eating, but now they are. The columbia have not hatched yet. I will be sending you some pictures soon. Thank you



Thursday, August 23, 2001


I have opened the site. It is great and fantastic.



Saturday, August 25, 2001

Beware, I'm just a middle aged version of the butterfly-chasing kid I once was; I'll never be a lepidopterist and won't have anything scholarly to add to your site. But I can think of very few things that please me more than watching a silkmoth or butterfly emerge.

Which brings me to the next question: Do you sell cocoons, etc? Yes I overwintered a bunch I got from your father last year, with wonderful results.

Thanks---and who knew there were so many people out there who share an interest in something I'd always thought to be a personal idiosyncracy?

Mary Ellen


Thursday, October 18, 2001

Hello, this is a confirmation of receipt of your email, and I am enjoying the site tremendously. Absolutely beautiful pictures, and so much info, thanks. It's great.



Thursday, November 15, 2001

Dear William - I accessed the site by simply clicking on the URL you sent. It is now on my "Favorites" list for immediate recall.

You have an unbelievable diversity of stock and other goings on - I am certainly glad that I found you!!

Sincerely, Ed Look forward to the cocoons.

I collected luna moths about 70 years ago when I was growing up in Kansas! Wish now that I had released them but I still have some in my mounting frames from 1932!!


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