I have just heard the most unbelievable news that in a remote part of Western Africa, that Papilio antizox first seen and provisionally named by the collector and explorer T.A. Barns has been rediscovered with one male being captured. I believe this species will be renamed in the collectors honour, Papilio barnsi. As I get more details of this astonishing find I will post them here. I am guessing our Papilionidae experts that include our friend and moderator Adam will be thrilled to hear this news. If A giant papilio bigger than antimachus can be found, nearly a hundred years after it was first encountered, what else lurks high up in the canopy perhaps O. alexandrae may not long remain, if it can survive the destruction of its habitat by man's greed, the World's biggest butterfly.
Yes, I fooled no one seeing it was the 1st of April. I decided it was time for a light hearted post. Nice to see that the forum is growing steadily. Its great to be part of this friendly Entomological Community.