New images for May 2012:
Eacles ducalis, Brazil, gynandromorph, female and larvae
Graellsia isabellae, Queyras, France, male and female
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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."
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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
Adeloneivaia catoxantha lacrimata male, Embrapa Forest Reserve, Moju, Para, Brazil.
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
Carnegia mirabilis Gabon, Africa
Citheronia hamifera eastern Peru, male and larva
Citioica anthonilis male, Gurupi Biological Reserve, Maranhao, Brazil, April
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 ducalis, Brazil, gynandromorph, female and larva
Eacles imperialis opaca, Argentina, male, female and larva
Eacles ormandei niepelti Western Ecuador - Colombia, male, female and larva
Erythromeris saturniata male, Sogamoso, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Eupackardia calleta U.S.A., male and female
Goodia lunata Gabon
Hyalophora columbia Maritimes and Canadian/U.S. border states: Wisconsin East, male and several instars
Imbrasia belina, Namibia, female and larvae
Ithomisa kinkelini Argentina, male
Loepa katinka, South East Asia, female and larva
Leucanella janeira female and fifth instar larva, Parana, Brazil.
Leucanella nyctimene Colombia, male, female and larvae
Lobobunaea acetes male, female and fifth instar larva, La Lope National Park, Ogooue-Ivindo, Gabon
Lobobunaea goodii, male, female, in copula, larva, Gabon
Lobobunaea phaedusa, male, female (verso), larva, Gabon
Molippa latemedia Bolivia to Colombia, male, female and larva
Nudaurelia amathusia Gabon
Orthogonioptilum arnoldi/neoprox, Gabon
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 male and larva, Embrapa Forest Reserve, Moju, Para, Brazil.
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!