The Thibaud Decaens Collection

Copaxa orientalis male, copyright protected, courtesy of Thibaud Decaens.

Images of the following Saturniidae from Bolivia and Colombia and from around the world have recently been sent to me by Thibaud Decaens of France. This section will now feature images of live moths.

New images for October 2009:

Copaxa flavobrunnea female, Parana, Brazil
Erythromeris saturniata male, Sogamoso, Boyaca Department, Colombia

Thibaud DecaŽns (pictures bottom of page) thanks all those who have helped him collect and rear Saturniidae species. He is "particularly grateful to Kirby Wolfe for transmitting to him Kirby's inspiration and knowledge of macrophotography."

Contact Thibaud Decaens at
thibaud.decaens@wanadoo.fr

Actias luna North America, female
Actias luna North America, male, female, larval instars 1, 2, 5
Actias maenas Indonesia, male and larva
Actias sinensis aberration, China, male
Actias sinensis China, male and larva
Actias sinensis, China, female

Antheraea pernyi, China, male, female and larva
Antheraea polyphemus U.S.A., female

Antherina suraka, Madagascar, male, female and larva

Attacus caesar, Asia, female

Automeris amanda limpida Peru, female and larva
Automeris banus argentifera Western Ecuador - Colombia, male, female and larva
Automeris chacona, Peru, male, female and larva
Automeris gabriellae Bolivia-Peru, male and larva
Automeris incarnata Eastern Colombia - Venezuela, male, female and larva
Automeris io northeastern North America, males and female
Automeris liberia Peru and South America, male, female and larva
Automeris pamina southwestern United States, male and female
Automeris zurobara Colombia - Venezuela, male and larva

Citheronia hamifera eastern Peru, male and larva

Copaxa decrescens Panama and South America, male, female and larvae
Copaxa flavobrunnea female, Parana, Brazil
Copaxa orientalis Ecuador - Colombia, male
Copaxa multifenestrata Peru, male, female and larva
Copaxa rufa Mexico, male, female and larva
Copaxa sapatoza Colombia, male, female and larva

Dirphia avia Colombia and South America, male

Eacles imperialis opaca, Argentina, male, female and larva
Eacles ormandei niepelti Western Ecuador - Colombia, male, female and larva

Eupackardia calleta U.S.A., male and female

Hyalophora columbia Maritimes and Canadian/U.S. border states: Wisconsin East, male and several instars

Leucanella nyctimene Colombia, male, female and larvae

Imbrasia belina, Namibia, female and larvae

Ithomisa kinkelini Argentina, male

Loepa katinka, South East Asia, female and larva

Molippa latemedia Bolivia to Colombia, male, female and larva

Otherene verana, Mexico, male and larva

Periphoba nigra Ecuador, female and larva
Periphoba tarapoto Bolivia-Peru, male and larva
Periphoba tarapoto Peru, female

Pseudautomeris irene Ecuador to Colombia and Venezuela and the south of Central America (up to Costa Rica), male, female and larva

Pseudodirphia eumedidoides Peru, male, female and larva

Rothschildia aurota, Venezuela, female
Rothschildia aurota all the Amazonian Basin, male and larva
Rothschildia jacobaeae, Argentina, male and larva
Rothschildia jorulloides Peru, male and larva

Rothschildia lebeau inca Peru - Nicaragua, male, female and larva
Rothschildia orizaba triloba, Costa Rica, male, female and larva
Rothschildia schreiteriana, Argentina Rica, male, female and larva
Samia canningi Asia, male, female and larva

Samia cynthia ricini, northern Italy, male and larva

Saturnia pavonia, France, Bretagne region, males, female and larva
Saturnia pyri, male, female and larva, France
Saturnia walterorum male and female.

Syssphinx molina South America, larva

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"On Top of the World"

l. to r.: Diego Bonilla (Insectos de Colombia), Julian Salazar (University of Manizales, Colombia) and Thibaud DecaŽns (University of Rouen, France).
Photo taken at San Josť del Palmar (Colombia, Choco, Colombia, 1500m, August 2002).

"Friend and Family"

Thibaud DecaŽns and Diego Bonilla, plus Thibaud's wife Betzy and children, Rafael and Luis,
photo taken at the National Park of Iguaque (Boyaca, Colombia, 2700m, July 2002).

"Mouth-closing High Adventure!"

Thibaud DecaŽns collecting specimens under an heavy rain at San Josť del Palmar
(Choco, Colombia, 1500m, August 2002). You're making us jealous, Thibaud!

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