Interesting to see the 'red pigment lacking' aberration also occurs in African Graphium. It is seen every so often in many Asian species. Note that the two labels are swapped. They are top right in IMG_0442 in case anyone is unsure what I am referring to.
I think I would have been drooling all over the glass above those himeros, in fact looking more closely at the pictures and some of the other stuff there they may well have been mopping up the floor from my spittle.
There was a lot of new material at the fair this year. I had never seen Papilio antimachus females before and this year saw three. Among the rare Delias, there were a few of the beautiful Delias messalina with distinct subspecies, Delias narses and a Delias brandti of which of the latter there are very few specimens in collections. There was also two old Large Coppers, Lycaena dispar from old collections, Ex Sydney Webb sale. Both set on very old British pins
Yes they were, they must have been sold at the Webb sale at Stevens 1919-1920 who bought the pair at the Cox sale in 1891. Excellent data provenance. The old pins are exactly right, not many of those from that period about.
Many thanks for many nice photos, I will be looking at them for whole next year. That Papilio dardanus antinorii box is Cyril´s one ? I will be present this week at Prague, will place on forum some photos from that fair.