My name is Pierre, I am interested in carabes, carabiques, cerambyx and beetles of Europe first and some foreign countries, I stopped the butterflies for lack of place and of time to spread them Thank you to accept me on your forum Ah a last thing please, don't hold it against me for my bad English
Last Edit: Dec 14, 2014 10:08:20 GMT by wollastoni
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I'm Cosmin Manci, biologist from Romania, interested mainly in some groups of Coleoptera and Odonata ... and doing also a lot of photography. I have good knowledge in romanian fauna where for the last +20 years done a lot of trips. Relatively started also to do some out of country expeditions: Greece, Bulgary, Italy, Turkey, Azerbaijan... and hope the list and occasions for each country will multiply.
I am Peter Smetacek, just completed 49 years. Thank you for inviting me to this forum. My interests are butterflies and moths, but mainly the living creatures. I am trying to develop a 'language' of bioindicators to understand the health of forest and other ecosystems. The intention is to stabilize failing groundwater systems in the Himalaya (qhich is where I live). Also interested in popularizing butterflies and moths, so have developed an app for butterfly identification(Common Indian Butterflies), origami butterflies (again, Common Indian Butterflies Vols 1, 2; Common Himalayan Butterflies in press). Have written a memoir (Butterflies on the roof of the world; Aleph 2012). Other things, too. I do not sell or exchange butterflies. I have a reasonable collection of Indian butterflies and moths, more about it on the facebook page, Butterfly Research Centre. I look forward to discussions here.
Welcome Peter, it is great to see you joining. I am sure many members will already at least know your name, and older ones will remember Fred too. We all look forward to your posts and sharing your vast knowledge of NW Himalayan butterflies and moths.
Hello Everyone. My call sign is Trehopr1. I am 54 years old and have had a lifelong interest / passion for Entomology (since age 5). I am from the U.S / Illinois. My first love in this science & hobby has always been Butterflies --- first and foremost. However, the whimsical homopteran family known as treehoppers (Membracidae) peaked my interest back in 1979 and as so have remained a side interest. Over the years I have collected around 1200 specimens of them representing nearly half of the 95 species known from my state. I do adore Saturniidae and Arctiidae. I also have a special place in my heart for large showy beetles of any kind... Insect architecture has also fascinated me to a degree so I have a side collection of wasp nests that I have retrieved over the years --- 30 sizable ones in all. Lastly, another side interest has been Theraphosidae (tarantulas). And like everything else I have a small but,beautifully prepared collection of them numbering about 30. I look forward to many delightful discussions here on this forum.
Hello everybody. I am Heitzmann Thierry, 54 yo, French citizen living in the Philippines for 25 years, In entomology for the past 43 years , collection in France is world Papilionidae and world Saturnidae (only my breed ones). Here in Quezon city, have a collection of Whole Philippines butterflies and other insects. 24 years now in world supply of live butterflies pupae for world Exhibits...lots of breedings and my new passion for the past 6 years > Phasmidae ! They are the ones that make me go out in the mountains going to discover new places/species. My area in the entire island of Luzon, sometimes some species from further south and also species from Malaysia (peninsular as well as Sarawak/Bornean ones). have currently about 40 species in culture, some new species within......Thanks Olivier for inviting me here, some people here may already know me from Facebook....may be