Welcome Thierry, we are about the same age, I will be 56 in February, and not so far away from each other. If you ever visit Chiang Mai please do say hello, similarly any other forum members visiting will be most welcome.
Hello fellow forumites! My name is Alexei or Alex for short, I'm hailing from the city of Saratov (SE. European Part of Russian Federation). Many of you know me from the Insectnet forum, I'm using here the same nick and avatar as there for easier ID I'm 51 and all my life I'm interested in insects as far as I could remember myself (i.e. from approx. 5). My main interests are in the systematics of Lepidoptera. I have a great collection, very specialized: Parnassius, Colias, Erebia, Oeneis + tropical Papilionidae, Morphidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae and a few others as a tribute to my youth' dreams about expeditions to tropic countries Recently I begun to create a general collection of mainly Palaearctic butterflies + some moths, when I felt perhaps I have a few time in this world left So my Hesperiidae are finished earlier this autumn, currently am working on Lycaenidae. Earlier in the year I created Arctiidae and Catocalinae. Wish me luck in my endeavour!
Several people have suggested I join this forum so here I am! Many of you will know me from the Insectnet forum and personal correspondence. My name is Bob Worthy from Surrey, England; I'm 60 years old and have been collecting Lepidoptera for 55 of them. I've collected many groups over the years: British butterflies, Birdwings, Achillides, Neotopical Papilionidae, Neotropical Preponini and Anaeini, Morphidae etc., but most of you will know me for my work on Colias; I've collected and studied these for 25 years and co-authored a nomenclatural catalogue on the Old World species a couple of years ago; I'm also currently actively studying the Neotropical Castniidae.
I do a fair amount of work at the Natural History Museum in London (it will be a lot more after my recent retirement) and have made quite a lot of collecting trips over the last 25 years to various parts of Europe, Central Asia, Russia and North and South America. I have also reared several hundred species of European butterflies and quite a lot of Saturniids; I've currently got a bit of a passion for Catocala and have ova of a dozen species at the moment.
My Name is Adrian Ruicanescu, I live in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I am studying Buprestidae, but other Coleopterans too. I am interested by taxonomical, ecological, biological and bionomical aspects on Buprestidae, but on other Coleopteran families such: Scarabaeoidea, Cerambycidae, Dytyscidae, Gyrinidae.
Post by frohawksghost on Jan 12, 2015 15:00:39 GMT
Hello everyone. My name's Jon, I'm 41 years old and have been studying butterflies after a 20 year hiatus for the past 5 or so years. Prior to that, I bred most of the British species from scratch, and from that initial interest I broadened my church to include a keen interest in other aspects of natural history: birds, mammals, flowering plants etc.
These days, I'm back on the lepidoptera, particularly the Lycaenidae; my birding is taking me increasingly into the neotropics; I've one book published on sea mammals, and am involved in another imminent one on terrestrial mammals; and I've a burgeoning interest in Cypraeidae and their ecology.
There's probably more to say, but that'll do for now!
Hi everyone. My name is Paul and at the begin I want to thank Adam for invitation to this forum. I am 44 years old Polish/Canadian leaving in Canada,Thailand and Laos depending on the season. Never like Canadian winters ! I started to collect and have interest in butterflies and moths since 12 years old back in my motherland Poland. For last 20 years leave in Canada and collected there on and off and have some collecting trips to South and Central America. For the last 2 years my live has all changed and I end up in the beautiful land of Thai and Lao people. My dream is to open the butterfly garden and conservatory perhaps somewhere in northern Laos where I can fulfil my passion. I hope this forum will be helpful for everyone to enlarge the knowledge of the insect world.