You are very wellcome Trehopr1, and it was easy for me as I was there as a tourist because I was not looking for anything apart from an eventual old book ! Unfortunately no good book for me apart from 3 fascicules of "Etudes d'entomologie" by Charles Oberthur, but one had uncolored plates as well as being in very worn condition, and then I realized that the plates of the 2 other ones very photocopies ... I am just sorry for the Coleoptera collectors, as I know nothing about them, and therefore I do not know which are the interesging boxes to photograph
It is probably the same pair as that one sold at drouot last year. Do You have photo in better quality?
All the best, Michal
Michal, I would be pleased to send you the original photo if you give me your email per PM and if you add your country below your avatar, as I always want to know who I am talking too on such a forum, and especially as you did not present yourself, but it is not too late
Super pictures Michel with a stunning range of specimens. Thank you for sharing them. Modena is a super fair. Nice to see a close up of the bilateral gynandromorph of Delias diaphana and interesting to see a range of naturally occurring aberrations, I especially like the Argynnis adippe specimen. Super range of Delias, I think Olivier might have to take a bigger box.
Superb pictures, what events this and the Paris fairs are, if only health and finances would permit me to go, but it's probably a good thing as I would be bankrupt for sure, the choice of specimens is amazing, good to see Olivier gorging on delias, if only the UK fairs could match these, and no when your box is full at an event like this it is time to find another box, and another, and another...................
I agree wholeheartedly with dunc's view on what happens when your first box becomes full. Just find another fresh empty box and throw caution to the wind ! We only live once.... And let's remind Olivier that the next time he leaves gapping holes in those Delias boxes we would like to see a pinned label that states "Olivier was here" .
When I was in Sulawesi, I have been impressed by the high number of Graphium males mud-puddling in Puncak Palopo (especially Graphium milon). Local collectors attract them with a dirty and wet red T-Shirt that they put on a rock in the river. This attracts hundreds of males. I guess locals have understood the high value of such aberrations and are know thoroughly looking for them among the numerous males. That's why we see more and more of them.