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Old Wednesday 27th April 2005, 18:41   #26
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Good moth site.

This following site
http://www.back-garden-moths.co.uk
continues to get better and is becoming one that I visit regularly. It's also recently introduced a forum which has some wonderful images of various insects and plant life posted in it. Worth a visit.
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This following site
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Hi, Dolphins! Always nice to welcome some mammals into the lepidopterous section.

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Hi Dolphins "one more of us and one less of them".The leps are taking over!!

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This was a good Moth thread from last year, It ran through May and has lots of pictures. It'll give a good idea of what should turn up.

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=15969&page=1
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Old Thursday 12th May 2005, 12:48   #30
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A very usefull site for various equipment for Birders, Entomologists, and Batmen & Batwomen is:-

http://www.alanaecology.com/

This is an English company based in Shropshire, all sorts of 'goodies' are stocked by them. It's well worth a browse through their on-line catalogue. It costs nothing to have a look.

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Old Sunday 15th May 2005, 17:15   #31
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This is only of temporary interest but Tony Davies is running a course on the finding and identification of micros which someone might like to attend:
http://www.field-studies-council.org...fo.aspx?id=478
There are quite a few courses of interest to lepidopeterists. Eg:
http://www.field-studies-council.org...fo.aspx?id=419
If only I had the time and money!!
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2005, 16:51   #32
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http://www.thenaturalstone.blogspot.com/
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For bits and bobs and livestock to inspire children: www.insectlore.co.uk

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Now a sticky.
Thanks, Steve,

This site has some lovely photos though it's hard to navigate wenn sie nicht Deutsch sprechen.
http://www.rodeland.de/fotos/lepidop...nportraits.htm
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http://www.butterfly-conservation.co...eshireFull.pdf
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Old Saturday 16th July 2005, 17:49   #37
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The Suffolk moth group site seems to have moved. This page is one of my favourites.

http://www.suffolkmoths.org.uk/cgi-b...ingTonight.cgi


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Old Thursday 21st July 2005, 14:05   #38
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Someone has posted the following site on UKmoths.
http://www.s2you.com/platform/order/roetschke/
I gather this is a series of CD Rom guides to the leps of middle Europe
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Old Wednesday 3rd August 2005, 09:21   #39
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An interesting check list

Hello everybody!

I have found this site very useful: http://www.faunaeur.org/.
When you want for example a check list from a country, choose "Distribution" and then "List species by region". Then choose the taxonomic level and the name of country or region.
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The very good Polish moth/butterfly site seems to have moved (for English language at least) to
http://66.118.176.52/~baipl/lepidopt...rt.php?lang=UK
Any Birdforum photographers who want to submit moth and butterfly photos might like to note that there is an upload button on the menu (click on 'files' first).
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I came across this rather ancient larva ID guide:
http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/~st...pen/index.html
It's quite hard to use because many of the scientific names have changed, even once you've figured out how to relate the pictures to the names.
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Finnish URLs

Here a couple of Finnish URLs:
http://www.dlc.fi/~peterpa/lepi/perhonen.htm (Pictures and news about butterflies and moths in Finland),
http://www.perhostutkijainseura.fi/s..._perhoset.html (Lepidopterological Society of Finland),
http://www.kolumbus.fi/silvonen/ (Larvae and Microlepidoptera).
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Oi Ken

I take great exception to you calling this great work 'Ancient', it was one of the most modern complete works in this building here!! There are 4 books to this collection, 2 with written description, 1 with Imago drawings, and your Caterpillar one, and they are the ones I had to use most often, until I forked out for Mr Skinner, and Porter's works. 1910 is still less than a 100 years old, although granted it was along time ago!

Andrew Parker forwarded this Austrian site to me and I have just been using it. I am finding the Thumbnail overview function excellent, (it is called "Bildübersicht" in German). The No. is the Austrian Huemer & Tarmann numbers according to 1993 Edition, so there are maybe a couple 'misplacements' against the current English listing.

I have found more than a few answers over the last few days, might even be able to post a list of what we have had in 2005, within 2005 now.

Cheers

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http://www.schmetterlinge.at/

PS this didn't quite work, klick on "Schmetterlinge" to find way to "Nachtfalter"(moths). Sorry.

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that's a brilliant site, Jim. The thumbnail pages are a very good idea. and there are some really outstanding photos (micros as well as macros).
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I found this site while trying to learn a bit about moth anatomy. The anatomy section is excellent (including definitions of all the topographical terms--tornal line etc). But is the US terminology different from the UK?
http://www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/ndmoths/home.htm
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I found this site while trying to learn a bit about moth anatomy. The anatomy section is excellent (including definitions of all the topographical terms--tornal line etc). But is the US terminology different from the UK?
http://www.ndsu.edu/ndsu/ndmoths/home.htm
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Hello Ken,
Having had a quick look through the Glossaries A - G I can only find one word I wasn't familar with and that was Tarsometres (tarsal segments) Glossary H may take longer to work through, but the American terminology seems to be identical with that in use in Europe.

Now you know exactly what the terminology is, there is no excuse for asking what's that whachyamacallit in the thingymagig. lol.

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Having had a quick look through the Glossaries A - G I can only find one word I wasn't familar with and that was Tarsometres (tarsal segments) Glossary H may take longer to work through, but the American terminology seems to be identical with that in use in Europe.

Now you know exactly what the terminology is, there is no excuse for asking what's that whachyamacallit in the thingymagig. lol.

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Hi, Wasisname, I'm constantly mixing up the thingamies and the whatsits, but my memory aint what it used to be.
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If anyone wants a challenge to while away the long winter evenings, the excellent Polish moth site
http://66.118.176.52/~baipl/lepidopt...rt.php?lang=UK
has a section of photos 'to determine' (click on 'gallerie' in the menu bar). They are mainly micros but include some butterflies and many larvae.
They're beyond me, I'm afraid, but include a couple of 'footmen'.
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[Good evening Harry,

I just came aboard due to my garden caterpillar find of a green elephant hawk moth. mY DAUGHTER and I wanted to put the 2 we found under a butterfly bush in a container of sorts but, am afraid due to not knowing enough information about these wonderful moths..can you please give MOther Nature and Nature's daughter some advise.


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[Good evening Harry,

I just came aboard due to my garden caterpillar find of a green elephant hawk moth. mY DAUGHTER and I wanted to put the 2 we found under a butterfly bush in a container of sorts but, am afraid due to not knowing enough information about these wonderful moths..can you please give MOther Nature and Nature's daughter some advise.


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Hi Mother Nature (and Mother Natures daughter),

First we need to know thev exact species(any chance of a photo?)

You also need to feed them with the right foodplant as soon as poss(Caterpillars rarely survive more than a day without food)It will more than likely be the plant you found them on.if you dont know this then put a few of the leaves from each of the plants in the area and see which get nibbled.

If your caterpillars were wandering about on the floor then they were probably ready to pupate(the next stage in their lifecycle)if this is the case then follow our advice in http://www.birdforum.net/showthread....6&page=2&pp=25.

If you have anymore questions it is probably best to pop them on the above thread, as this one is reserved for usefull website addresses.

Please keep us informed of your progress!

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