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Butterfly collecting : my opinion

Butterfly collecting is a very divisive subject amongst those of us who have a passion for these fascinating insects. At times, I’ve been saddened by the level of animosity that exists between some of the people who stick to observing and/or photographing butterflies, and those who catch specimens and preserve them in collections. I see …

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What the hell is this?

Ross McLaren recently sent me these photos of a skipper he caught in Far North Queensland, the identity of which is something of a mystery to both Ross and myself : Mystery Hesperilla upperside Mystery Hesperilla underside Given the location, the only thing that fits is Hesperilla ornata monotherma, the northern subspecies of the Spotted …

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